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My 2002 vw beetle stalls when i drive it. Only if its below a 1/4 tank of gas. Ive put 4 fuel pumps in within a month because each mechanic swears the others have failed. My pump has power but its not getting gas to the engine. Help! Im going broke!

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Did they also replace the fuel filter ? Check for a clogged fuel filter.

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The other pumps should have a warranty so go get your money back what about the fuel filter did you replace that and check the fuel pressure regulator at the fuel rail

Posted on Aug 30, 2014

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