Q: Engine not getting gas properly.

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Fuel pump not functioning properly. I put in a new fuel pump and relay and the engine is still not getting gas properly.

Hi, this is a common mistake people make when putting a fuel pump on. They forget to change the fuel filter. A clogged fuel filter may be what caused the pump to go bad. I would have a technician such as one from YourMechanic come out and change the filter and test the fuel pressure on the car to see if that is in fact the problem.

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