1988 Pontiac Firebird still got the fuel pump blues

Tiny
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  • 1988 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
So I have a 88 trans am Gta, and the car died on me, on a really cold night. All it would do is crank over, and the engine is a 350tpi, so when you turn the key to the accessory on position before starting the car you would hear the fuel pump turn on and shoot fuel to the motor, I dont hear the pump turning on, so I got some starting fluid and shot it into the throttle body, and the car starts for a second. So I figured the fuel pump was bad. I replaced the fuel pump, it was a pain but I did the job right, still nothing, so I than replaced the fuel pump relay, and checked all the related fuel pump fuses, which were not blown. So I heard about this web site and asked about my fuel pump blues, and you guys reccomended to check the oil pressure switch. I replaced the oil pressure switch and still am not getting any response from the fuel pump. I am good with cars, not the best, but I am just really stumped and puzzled right now and need the assistance of a jedi mechaninc, Please any ideas or suggestions, because I am lost, and I really want to drive my cool Trans am
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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 2:49 PM

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Tiny
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I have this same car with the same problem. Have you figured it out yet?
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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I want to through this out to you guys for pondering. While I didn't have a trans am I did have a GM product that did what your describing. I thought it was the fuel pump but after taking it to the shop, to have the catalytic converter was shot. Had it replaced and now no problems. It's just a thought.
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Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 6:26 PM

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