After replacing my fuel filter my car wont start.

Tiny
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  • 1981 SUBARU WAGON
  • 94,000 MILES

Hi, yesterday I replaced my 1981 Subaru GL wagon's fuel filter and today it wont start, everything moves it just wont start. I noticed that there wasn't fuel passing through the fuel filter so I added gas thinking it didn't have enough, but it still wouldn't start. I then thought the tubes were not tight enough and the suction wasn't working and got clamps that were tighter alas still no fuel is entering the filter. What else Can I do?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 1:42 AM

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Tiny
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You need to check the fuel pump to see if it is working. Also, make sure you have the filter on facing the right direction.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 1:43 AM
Tiny
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How do I check the fuel pump?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:03 AM
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Is it electric or mechanical? I can't remember that far back. If it is mechanical, disconnect the fuel filter and place the supply line into a pan or something to catch fuel and have someone crank the engine to see if fuel is pumped.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:17 AM
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I don't know how to tell, but heres a picture. Im think I am looking at the pump the metal square on the right?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:44 AM
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It says 12v on it so Im guessing electric?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 2:52 AM
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Remove the fuel line and see if fuel comes out when the key is turned on.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 3:14 AM

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