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Car will not start...its not the starter...but acts like its not getting fuel

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Try replacing the fuel pump main relay. My 90 accord had the same problem when the main relay went bad, it would take almost 10 tries to start. The Fuel pump main relay is located under under the dashboard on the far left side. The main relay is held in by a 10 or 12 mm bolt. It is small, grey, and says mitsuba main relay on it. replacing this should fix your starting problem. Also check all fuses.
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