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1988 v6 4runner

Runs fine but has stald 3 times in the last month HAVE 2 HOLD GAS PEDAL 2 FLOOR AND CRANK many times then it will run fine again Suspect it is the fuel filter but dont know where to look 2 change it the truck has 265000k on it also fuel pump was replaced 3 years ago Never changed fuel filter since new thanks Ed

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Try looking underneath the passenger side door jam. should run parrallel with the frame.

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