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If you have engine light on scan with obd 2 scan to retrieve you fault of not starting! gue$$inglis not the way to go! however you fuel pump and a sending unit are on the same train! one piece unit that can be separated once removed from gas tank,however it may be fuel pump or fuel pump relay ect!!! when you turn key on all the way but DON"T crank it do you hear grrr sound for a moment then its gone?in the past couple of days have you had a gurgle hum sound from back seat area inside car while driving?

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