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Not getting fuel . cant hear pump when i turn key on.will run with startng fluid sprayed into throttle body

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I would check the fuel pump relay
It is,,,Right behind the battery under the hood. Pull off the black cover with two turn clips and it should be the second relay if you're looking at the car.

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