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My car stalled, & now refuses to start. When I had it towed to my place...which was a quieter environment, When I turn the key...I don't hear the fuel pump engage. Would this mean it's shot? So it would be a lack of fuel distribution preventing the engine from starting? It's a very basic model cavalier.

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Thats definately the most likely diagnostics. If there is no sound from the fuel pump, you can either replace it to see it that was the deal, or detach it, and use a test light that will react to a few microvolts (shown as uV on the test light) or a Volt/Multimeter. Connect the leads, (doesnt matter which one goes where. tHe value will be the same just negative if backwards.) you should see a spike in the voltage when the key is turn to the "pre-ignition"(acc) point.

If no power then you will have to trace the line to its source, looking and testing for voltage until it is found. In that case, everything from the first sign of voltage to the pump should be replaced.

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