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1999 Pontiac Montana ran out of gas. Now it will not start. It was suggested I try replacing the fuel filter, which was due to be done anyway. Although this did not fix my problem, I noticed that the fuel line between the tank and the filter was dry, even though the tank was now filled with gasoline. Does this mean that my problem is the fuel Pump? If not, what else could it be? What's the easiest way to replace the fuel pump... Could I do this repair easily myself, or should I have it towed to a repair shop? Any help with this is appreciated! Happy New Year

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The fuel problem is most likely related to insufficient fuel pressure due to a defective fuel pump. The fuel pump is mounted inside the fuel tank and will require the fuel tank to be removed. It may be best to have a shop perform this repair, it is not an easy job.

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