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Car it turn over, seam like don't get any fuel in the engine and my key has chip in it. do you think it could be the chip on the key or the fuel pump?

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You first need to make sure that not getting fuel is the problem. I doubt that it has to do with the key because it is an older vehicle. You need 2 major things in order for your vehicle to start and that is fuel of course and good spark to your spark plugs. Check both of those to see where the problem is. Air is a big factor for an engine to run as well but spark and fuel are the major things. If in fact it is a fuel related problem, there are a few things you can check first before you decide it's a fuel pump problem. The first one is to check to see if the fuel pump cut off switch as "popped". I gave you a picture below of its location and if you see the blue arrow that is pointing down on the switch, that's where you push to see if the button has "popped". If it has you will be able to tell when you push it. you will here it go back in place by a lttle click. The second would be to check the fuse to the fuel pump relay. This fuse is located in the power distribution box located in the engine compartment. That fuse is in the number 9 position in the box (below is a picture of the location as well as a layout diagram of the fuses). If that is good then you can check the fuel pump relay itself. That relay is located in that same box but will be the relay in the number 5 position. You can have someone turn the key to the "on" position (without even starting it) and when they are doing it have your finger on it to feel if it clicks on. It will only click on for 3 - 5 seconds and then shut off with the key in just the on position. Then next is to make sure you're getting power to the fuel pump itself by using a test light to make sure at the plug at the pump. If you're not getting spark to the spark plugs, all this information I gave you is useless but hopfully the fuel is the issue now that you have the information. I hope this helps and good luck.


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