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Car will turn over just not catch and start

Think it might be fuel pump. have not looked at the fuses yet. when i turn the car over i don't hear the fuell pump start or turn on so..... ?

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Turn the engine over for at least a minuit in 2 or 3 intervals. (NEVER HOLD THE STARTER MORE THAN 25seconds at ONE TIME) pull out a spark plug or two and see if their wet and smell like gass, then you know if its getting fuel. You will need a long 3/8'' extension cuz its overhead cam but the front plugs are easy to get to. If the plugs are dry then pull all the plugs and poor no more than a 1/4 ounce of clean gass in each cylinder of your inline 4, reinstall each plug as you have added fuel connect the plug leads again and start it. if it starts momentarily you've varified the proplem. If the plugs were wet apone the first test verify you have spark, pull one plug & reconnect it to the plug lead touch the bottom of the plug to the engine block (away from its hole) and get some one to crank the engine darker the environment the better and look for a brightblue spark it should be their on all leads. Hope you find somthing

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