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Car won't start, battery is good, is it likely the fuel pump?

This is my daughter's car, 1998 Cutlass, 3100 series V6 engine.  Just recently had a new battery and alternator installed, so it cranks fine.  But now she cannot get it started.  I suspect it might be the fuel pump, which I understand is in the fuel tank and an expensive fix.  Any other possibilities that I should check?

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  • CZ_HEMI Dec 28, 2008

    I JUST GOT A 98 CUTLASS AND WHEN I TURN THE KEY SOMETIMES IT'S FINE AND OTHER TIMES IT DRAGS A LITTLE. I BELIEVE A FUEL FILTER MAYBE THE ANSWER. IT'S A LOT CHEAPER AND EASIER. NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER BUT A GOOD PLACE TO START

  • tamigordee Feb 19, 2009

    i have been reading about the car on the internet i just bought a 98 cutlass also and mine does the same thing it apears to me to be the car there is nothing wrong with it. the car has an anti theft device and if the car is not started just right and at the right monent it will not start or drag a few times before actually getting goind properly. i thought it was my starter for a while but it all has to do with the theft locking device that the manufacturer installed

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You Have to Check for Spark at the Coils, No Spark the fuel pump Wont get power..

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