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My 1997 discovery tdi just started to cut out every time you slow down. then it is very difficult to start ,have to keep pumping the gas pedal .problem does'nt seem to happen when driving in high gear's.pleas help.

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It sounds like the feul pump is going out, because its not getting enough gas.

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If this resolves the issue, Please rate as Fixya! thanks.

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