Car will crank with spark fuel pump less than a year new

Tiny
DANNY GUEBARA
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  • 1992 CHRYSLER LE BARON
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Last year after Christmas I drove my car through some deep water causing the serpentine belt to slip off, I made it to work where it sat for twelve days. I got the belt back on and car started just fine then I noticed the low fuel light pop on so I stopped for gas filled to half a tank again started fine then five miles into my drive check engine light came on so I began to exit freeway and it quit running after I took my foot off the gas pedal. I have not been able to restart any ideas why? Help!
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Saturday, March 18th, 2017 AT 12:55 PM

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Tiny
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What have you checked and what were the results? Have you read the diagnostic fault codes? Do you know how to do that yourself?
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Saturday, March 18th, 2017 AT 1:20 PM
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DANNY GUEBARA
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I have not checked codes, I do not have code reader. My brother and I pulled coil wire and cranked engine replaced coil wire attempt to start which it did briefly also jumped fuel relay from another system which was working to no avail. Have purchased several more to replace with new, but have not done so.
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Saturday, March 18th, 2017 AT 6:58 PM
Tiny
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Listen for the hum of the fuel pump for one second after you turn on the ignition switch. If you hear that, forget the fuel pump and its relay. They're working.

If you don't have spark, you aren't going to have the fuel pump running during engine cranking either.

You don't need a code reader. Chrysler made reading fault codes yourself much easier than any other manufacturer. Cycle the ignition switch from "off" to "run" three times within five seconds without cranking the engine, leave it in "run", then watch the codes flash out with the Check Engine light. You'll get from one to five flashes for the first digit, a short pause, then a series of flashes for the second digit. If there's more codes, they will flash the same way after a longer pause. The last code will be "55" which just means it's done.
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Monday, March 20th, 2017 AT 4:38 PM

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