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Car won't start

Here's my issue. I just got the car like 2 months ago, 2002 Grand Am. I've not had a problem out of it, today it decided to stop on me and not start back! I got up, it started fine, drove it to work, after work it fired right up. I made a stop, fired right back up, went to a friends house and was there like 25 minutes and it started back up. I came down to the usual place I get my gas, and I put $10 worth in it and went to anothers friends house which was like 10 minutes away from the gas station...........still no problems. So I sat at my friends house for like maybe a total of 2 1/2 to 3 hours and when I went to start my car, it started and immediately stopped!!! Then I tried to start it again and it wanted to but it just wouldn't turn over, I'd wait a while and try again, and so on and so forth until I got sick of trying because nothing would happen. No lights were on previously or anything, no warning sign at all. I have two theories.........1. maybe my fuel pump has gone out, which i really don't think happened; or 2. the gas I put in the car was watered down which I'm leaning more toward. I always twist my fuel cap on until it clicks a couple of times, I don't know............what does it sound like to you?

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You may have a fuel pump issue, or as you mentioned a fuel problem due to water or old gas, check the pressure at the fuel rail that goes to the injectors, there is a service port there, also take a sample of the gas and let it stand to see if any water is present, smell the gas, bad gas smells like paint thinner.

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