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Not getting fuel

Belt broke ,went in behind crankshaft pulley,pulled the pieces out & replaced belt,now car wont start,acts like not getting fuel

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Check for any sensors by the crankshaft pulley. They may have been damaged when the belt broke.

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There is a sensor for the crankshaft. You may have pulled the wire out or the belt may have wrapped around it and destroyed it.

Best bet is to go to autostore and look at part you need. You can also use some autoparts websites and pull up a picture of your part. It is possible to disconnect it and you could reattach the old part and get it to work.

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Ignore smart a$$ comments.
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