Q: I have a 98 dodge caravan with a 3.3L. It wants to start but just won't. I had a mechanic look at it and he eventually knocked on

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Car wants to start but won't. I had a mechanic look at it and after a while he knocked on the gas tank and the van started for about 20s. Do I need a new fuel pump?
My car has an automatic transmission.

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