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Fuel Pump, car won't start, has good battery and spark, no fuel.

My niece has a 2000 sunfire, her car died, had to tow it back to her place. It has a good battery, a lot of juice, it also has good spark, disconnected the in-line fuel filter, had a friend turn it over, no fuel came out of the line, removed fuel filter aft of gas tank, couldn't get gas to come out either fuel line (it has a half tank of gas). Inspected the fuses they look good. I work on cars and airplanes (military & commercial) but I haven't removed gas tanks from cars. Any suggestions or links to manuals on how to R&R the fuel pump, or maybe it might be a different problem.

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These are relatively easy to change. Raise the rear of the car and let the suspension hang. (usually with jack stands in front of the rear tires) Unbolt the muffler hangers and let the exhaust rest on the rear suspension. remove the heat shield. Disconnect all the little plastic lines. Pull off the filler and vent tubes. Use a jack to support the tank while you unbolt the straps. As you lower it, you should be able to get to the 2 electrical connectors. The rest is self explanatory.

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