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Car wont start

The only way my car will stay running is if i keep spraying ether in it/ i used 2 b able 2 tap the fuse box to get it started but that quit working. i also need a fuse box diagram for a 98 saturn sl2 wo power windows and power door locks

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Locate the fuel pump relay and replace. shold be located in the fuse box that needed the Tap

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