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Fuel problem when you start the car the only way it will stay running if you pour gas in the carburator. once you stop with the gas the car stops running. whats the problem

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  • lucidag06 Jul 07, 2008

    we check the fuel pump. we disconect the lines trun the car over and the gas pumped gas in a bottle,

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Fuel pump is out

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  • muddbogger Jul 07, 2008

    fuel pump is out

  • muddbogger Jul 07, 2008

    fuel pump is out.

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