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No fuel getting to motor. we have spark and everything. we were putting in a amp inh the trunk and the popwer wire arced on the outside of amp and may hjave blown something. all the fuses we can find under the hood and beside the steering wheel are good. its a 2002 dodge srtatus r/t

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Try the fuel pump relay.

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