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Not sure if its the same as a 2001, but I have a 2002 Accent. My son was driving it and it sputtered to a stop. It turns over but doesnt fire. I am thinking its the fuel pump. Do you think its the fuel pump or something else? If its the fuel pump, is it difficult to replace? Thanks

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Sounds like a fuel pump,maybe ignition coil,but more likely fuel pump.Check 1 or 2 plugs to see if you have spark since that's easy enough to at least verify.Pull the plug,plug the wire back on to the spark plug,hold the little plate of the spark end up against the engine block,and turn over real quick.If you don't see anything first time,try once or twice more.Try another plug.If they both spark...you have spark lol.That leaves fuel and air.Even with a serious air problem,it should start and is not likely to just quit.Fuel pump probably is difficult.I have a 1995 and it is under the back seat as a cap on top of the tank :( Pulling off the seat was easy.There is a lock ring on the cap/pump that was slightly rusty,enough so that I had to buy a used tank and a new pump.If you want more specific location of your fuel pump,call the dealer or a shop.Someone will usually give you free advice to attract future business.
Good luck! Greg

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1. make sure you have gas
2. check fuel pump fuse
3. check for power at the fuel pump and verify it is pumping
4. replace fuel filter
5. test fuel pressure(35-50psi)
6. if low pressure or not working replace fuel pump

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