Sunfire starts with starter fluid and dies

Tiny
MOPARMUSCLECARS
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  • 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 100,000 MILES
This car has been sitting without being started for a few months. We tried a few weeks ago to start it, but it only cranked over. Appeared not to be firing. Today using starting fluid and spraying it in the throttle body it started, but then it dies. We tried this several times. It will start then die. I see both wires have been spliced on the top on the baffle that goes to the throttle body (on the top of the baffle). I'm not sure if that is a sensor or what. I will wire it back together. I'm wondering if we have a fuel pump issue here, or the key issue where you need to turn it on for 10-15 minutes and try to restart it. The battery is weak, but I have a good snap on jumper box attached to it trying to start it. Any ideas what will keep this car running?
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 6:00 AM

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Tiny
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Can you hear pump run when you turn key to on?
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 AT 6:24 AM

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