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2000 olds alero

My car trys to turn over but it doesnt, repair shop told me it needs a fuel pump but as I search the net, it could be filter , or relay switch how or what I can do before I spend all this money on fuel pump

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  • diane roman
    diane roman Dec 27, 2008

    Yes it turns over normally but does not start.

  • diane roman
    diane roman Dec 27, 2008

    Thanks I will have my mechanic do that...

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    pull the fuel tank out and check to see if the pump has power at the connector on the fuel tank.

  • guzzi02 May 11, 2010

    By tries to turn over ? Does it crank normally but does not start?
    Cranks slower than normal and does not start? By saying it tries to turn over but doesn't, it insinuates the the engine may be locked up.



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Your fuel pump has a special sound when you turn the key to on and have someone stand by the back tires with their ear by the wheel well turn the key to on they should hear a humming noise as the pump pressurizes if you dont hear it the fuel but is bad and thats your problem

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