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Car not starting under 1/4 fuel level

(1997 Acura CL)
in Albany, OR on September 29, 2013
At first, maybe about a year and a half ago, my car would start and then immediately turn off, almost as if a security measure. As it did this, on an infrequent basis, I would notice that this would happen when the gas tank was under 1/4 tank of gas and if I put fuel in the gas tank, the problem seemed to disappear until the gas level became below 1/4 level. Then about 2-3 weeks ago it wouldn't start at all. When you turn the key, it sounds like it's trying to start, but sounds like the process isn't completing, only like half of the process is being allowed to happen (like something's not catching).
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of Greg's Orange Auto on September 30, 2013
POSS FUEL GAUGE IS INCORRECT.
on September 29, 2013
maybe your fuel pump getting bad, check fuel pressure, check power going to the fuel pump and check main relay. good luck
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