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Urgent help guys!

Whenever I start my car, the ignition works but the engine doesn't start. My mechanic says its the fuel pump but I kinda have to be sure it is cuz' I'm a missionary in the Philippines and I'm having the parts sent to me from CA. Please help me. I also need to know what I have to buy for my fuel gauge. Even if I have the car full tank, the gauge reads only 1/4.
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The fuel pump and the sender unit despite the fact they are seperate pieces are actually all in one when put together on your car.
The pump on your car is actually located in the fuel tank with the sender ubit, the problems you are experiencing are probably related to one another.
The cheapest place I have found on the net for parts is here:
http://www.rockauto.com/
They have a very easy to navigate catalogue on their site with pictures, decriptions and prices.

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