Hard start It cranks but does not start?

Tiny
JCM60361
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 3.1L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 144,500 MILES
My car has been sitting for about 6 weeks. I tried to start it. It cranks but doesn't start. Any suggestions?
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Monday, December 26th, 2022 AT 11:39 AM

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Tiny
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If you turn the key to the on position without cranking the engine over, can you hear the fuel pump on in the tank for about 5 seconds? If not, we can use starting fluid to confirm it is a fuel problem. If the engine run, I would replace the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay. Here is the location of the relay and how to change out the fuel pump. Here is a generic guide that can walk you through the steps with instructions below for your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

This guide can help as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-not-running-advanced

Check out the images (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

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Monday, December 26th, 2022 AT 1:00 PM

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