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2001 pontiac sunfire fuel pump wiring problem

I had a remote starter installed, after almost a year I was having problems starting the car and it would turn off randomly while driving. The dealer said about 20 wires were damaged from the quick-connects the other shop used to install the remote starter. I've repaired about 7 of the wires myself (dealer wants $600 to repair). It seems like the fuel pump is being shorted out. I need to know which wire powers the fuel pump.

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I don't think its your fuel. Usualy we connected the kill switches to the ignition or power to the spark plugs. Just to make sure you can buy a can or 2 of brake clean thats what is call. you can buy it in autozone cragens or any autostore. When it does that problem that it doesn't want to start. remove the plastic hose that goes to your intake and spray a little while cranking(trying to start) if starts than your on the right track if it has no change you should start looking power for your spark plugs

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