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Car stopped running and won't turn over. The fuel pump works and filter is good.

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There could be a wide range of trouble here. So I will get give you some tips for diagnosing this for now. If the starter is not spinning then you should fist look at the battery then perhaps the stater or the ignition switch. If it is spinning but seems to not catch the engine then you need to look at replacing the starter or the timing belt broke. If starter is spinning and the engine is spinning but there is no ignition you most likely need to replace your coil/distributor. That covers most common start up problems. If you want to tell me more about the issue I may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
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