No spark. Need help please

Tiny
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I have a 1988 2.5 Chevy Celebrity.

My issue:
I was driving and the car made a very slight shudder. Kinda like it wasn't getting fuel. I lost all power and it would not start back up. Before this happen I noticed the check engine light came on then off for just about a sec. It did this a couple times. Then the car died only about a minute or so after the check engine light.

I checked the code and it's 34. Which had nothing to do with the electrical that I can tell. I have checked the spark and there is absolutely none.

Any help or pointer as to what would be the first step in getting a spark and this back in running order would be very, very appretiated.

Thanks,
Chris
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Sunday, April 1st, 2007 AT 3:11 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds to me you got a wornout Coilpack.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 AT 3:16 AM
Tiny
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I replaced my battery and alternator and fule filter and plug/wires. Ran great.

I am strict about coolant, oil changes and also even replaced my transmission pan gasket. To top that off, I also did replaced my own head gasket and most all of the surrounding gaskets in the engine. I took out the injectors and cleaned them by hand. Them put in some fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank too. Ran more than fine.

Should have no problems right?

One day I broke down. It sounded like I wasn't getting fuel to the engine. I got out checked everything I could, even stupid stuff tha thad nothng to do with the symptoms it was having. I found out that it was the FUEL PUMP

I got some advice from mechanics and they were like its your "timing chain" and I, knowing better than that, am like "bullsh**".

To confirm that the fuel pump was going out, I "took apart"(only one screw) the airbox and took out the air filter then sprayed some carb spray directly in to the air intake. It ran only for as long as I held my finger on the carb spray button.

If it wants to run and does run the whole time you have your finger on the carb spray, My bet would be a fuel pump. I had mine replaced for $450
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Saturday, July 14th, 2007 AT 4:47 PM

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