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My 1988 pontiac fiero V6 keeps stalling. I'll be driving down the road and the engine just stalls. I have to let it sit for a few minutes and it will start back up, but then a mile down the road it will stall again. I've given it a tune-up, changed the ignition module, and oil change.

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You might also want to check your fuel filter and your fuel pump for proper operation before going on so that you dont spend more for uneccessary repairs.

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