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My cavaliers fuel pump wont kick in when the key is turned on

1997 cavalier when i turn the key on the fuel pump will not kick in but if i cross the relay over with a wire it kicks in but i replaced the relay and fuel pump checked for broken wires and am puzzled now to what it could be so if you know please help thanks

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You should be able to find a fuse in the line that triggers the relay

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