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My 87 cierra just shut off on me. when i try to restart it will start then die again. i strongly suspect fuel injector? im not an expert though. it just seems as if its out of gas,its not. any ideas?

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Your probably not getting any gas to your engine.. may have a bad fuel pump. one way to test the fuel pump. is to spray some starting fluid down the throttle body and see if it tries to start.. if it does then you most likely have a bad fuel pump..

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