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If you hear the fuel pump running, then start by replacing the fuel filter. If you don't hear the pump, check the fuse. A fuel pressure test will verify if the pump is good or not. It can also be a fuel pump relay or in rare instances a defective ECU.

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Q: I am unsure if my fuel pump is out or if the fuel filter is clogged how can I tell?
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