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My car wont start its not the starter or alternator. when im set to acc my battery and engine check light is on. this is the first ive ever seen it on my car. i pushed on the gas pedal while stating it to see if i can smell if the gas is going to the engine, i didnt smell any sign. could it be the fuel pump?

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Does it crank over? If so, then look into the fuel pump by checking for 12V at the connection when the key is on. If not, possibly the solenoid. You can try jumping the posts of the solenoid with a screwdriver when some is trying to start the car. If it starts, replace the solenoid. Good luck, hope this helps.

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