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Q: Car starting, but starved for gas

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The car is starting, but seems like it is starved for gas.

Hi there. A lack of fuel will definitely cause your vehicle to sputter. There may be an obstruction in your fuel lines or fuel filter causing this. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, check your fuel pressure and help diagnose the issue.

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