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Car will turn over but not start

Car turns over...not getting gas.....dont hear fuel pump, fuse ? fuel pump??

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    Is it the fuel pump getting bad



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Sounds like its the fuel pump. Locate the line going into the engine which carrys the gas, insert an electrical fuel pump.

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First of all, a little "auto repair 101" is in order... It is absolutely impossible for the fuse to be the problem. If the fuse is blown, there is a reason for it. Fuses are NEVER the CAUSE of an electrical circuit problem. Blown fuses are ALWAYS the RESULT of an electrical circuit problem. Simply replacing a blown fuse without finding and correcting the reason that it blew in the first place, will not fix your car.
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1. Turn key to on position (dont start)
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you should hear something similar to vibration coming from the car - if you dont hear this. Check fuel pump relay and fuse - if they are good, replace fuel pump

Easy 2-3 hour job. Would provide more help but got to go, im out on this subject!
Good job guys

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