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98 eclipse 2.4 non turbo manual trans will not start or even turn over. installed new battery, starter, and neutral switch for clutch pedal

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Did you check the fuel pump or fuel pump fuse?

Posted on May 25, 2010

  • scuttalcr May 25, 2010

    did not check fuel pump, fuel pump fuse is okay. how can i check the fuel pump

  • Boneebone May 25, 2010

    When you turn the key to on, but not start, you should be able to hear the electric fuel pump working in the fuel tank, if not you can also disconnect the leads to the fuel pump and run a jumper wire from the battery or any 12volt source and see if the pump turns on.

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