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AUTO Q AND A: Fuel pump may be too pooped to pump

Published 06/30/2009, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Q: My granddaughter drives a 1995 four-cylinder Pontiac that runs well most of the time but sometimes will not start. To get it started you have to hit the fuel tank and the starter at the same time. While driving, the car will slow down to 10 mph for a while, then the engine will pick up again. The car's had a new head gasket and a good tuneup. The computers show no codes and it does not happen daily. Are there any service bulletins or recalls for these problems?

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