Q: Ran out of gas, now my car won't stay running.

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Driving down the road truck stopped and acted like it was out of gas so put some in and it barely started but wouldn't stay running. The battery is good there's gas in it and I can hear the fuel pump when I turn it over.

My car has 70000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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