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Either the fuel pump is not working, or the filter is totally blocked.
The fuel pump circuit needs checked to see if it's a wiring problem or a failed fuel pump. There will be (probably) a fuel pump fuse in your fuse block, and a fuel pump relay under the hood.
If you check the fuel pump wire for power at the gas tank connector while the engine is cranking over, and there is power there, and the ground for the pump is good, then the pump is not working and will have to be replaced. If you do not have power when cranking, the wiring at the fuel pump relay will have to be checked. Simple relay- has a power feed for the pump at one relay terminal (it is hot at all times), and a fuel pump wire to pump on another terminal (the power out for relay). When relay coil side is energized from a signal from computer, the relay contacts close and power is sent to the pump. The other relay terminal is a ground for the coil side of relay. Pull the relay out and you will see the diagram etched on it. If there is a fifth terminal, that could be a pump prime terminal, or a way to keep the pump running when engine is running through the oil pressure switch. But when cranking the engine, the computer will signal the relay to send power to the pump.
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