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Replaced fuel pump and 2002 malibu still will not start

Can hear the humming of the fuel pump. replaced battery and fuel filter, has a spark

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    bleed out fule line from pump to engine? 

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You need to check your fuel pressure on the fuel rail... Did you use a used fuel pump?

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