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2000 Alero: drives just dies..restarts.....any ideas

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2000 Alero drives great but while driving, it just dies like the fuel is being cut off wait 5 minutes the car restarts and drives for a bit and then dies again...any ideas?
Very very simple fix. Fuel filter needs to be changed! Thing that made this 100% is that if you wiat 5 min it restarts. the reason why is because the dirt inside the filter will settle and fuel can then flow again.
Hope this is good news. parts cheap and most places do it cheap. i am 100% sure this will solve your problem.
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yeah the simple are usally the hardist and cost the most to fix. This is why this site Is awesome. 90% of the time we can help, 80% of the time its as simple as yours was. Somethings DO need a shop simply because we can not do diagnosis on the car. But for problems like this... A shop is not needed to diagnosis the problem.
Hope you fix this problems, and hope you come back. tell your friends!

ps and the good news... now your car should be set for awhile with all you've allready changed.

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