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1997 Cadillac Catera won't start

Recently had the ignition switch changed on it, but it seems like the same problem. When I turn the key I get power to the dash and everything but it doesn't even try to crank. If you have any idea what would cause this problem I would appreciate it.

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Rule out:

Exhaust leaks, Vacuum leaks, Confirm fuel pressure via
a fuel pressure gauge.
I WOULD GO WITH FUEL PUMP PROBLEM

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Turn ignition switch to the on position and let it sit for 15 min then try it

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