2003 Chevrolet Cavalier wont turn over when starting

Tiny
BYRDMAN35
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
When I try to start my car it will not turn over. I can hear the fuel pump when I turn the key half way but I was told it could still be the problem, I checked the oil and it was dry so I put about 2 qts in and tried again but still nothing. Eventually after trying a few times the battery seemed to fade out. Im not very familiar with car jargon so I would appreciate a dumbed down answer if possible, thanks for your help.
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 AT 7:22 PM

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Tiny
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Is the starter engaging and cranking the engine?
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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I believe so, I can definatly hear it cranking but I'm not 100% sure about the starter
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Okay, if it is cranking, the starter is working. Now you need to check for spark and fuel to the engine. The easiest way to do this is to use starting fluid and see if it will start for a couple seconds. Do that and let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 AT 5:02 AM

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