1997 Saturn Sport Coupe Car wont start/ stay cranked

Engine Performance problem
1997 Saturn Sport Coupe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 137k miles

I just obtained a 97 Saturn SC with 137k miles. It has been sitting since 2006. The person who sold it to me said the car just stopped running one day and they threw it in the garage. I discovered the fuel pump fuse was blown, I changed it and then discovered the fuel pump was bad. I changed it and the fuel filter, tried to crank the car and it wouldnt start still. I sprayed starting fluid in the breather, it DID start then, but it dies 10-30 sec later. Idles fine at first, but then runs sluggish and dies. Fuel rail is getting pressure. I just dont know anymore. Im stumped. Could it be the injectors clogged? Throttle body? Somebody please help me, this is my only transportation for the moment!
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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 AT 6:58 PM

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I take u got rid of all that old gas when replaced the fuel pump and filter right?I would try a couple of things first go to ur underhood junction box remove ur injector fuse and ur dis or eis fuse which ever one u have on that car.then crank the car over till ur oil light goes out on ur dash.then put fuses back in.this will pump up ur lifters in case they bleed down with all those yrs of sitting.did u change the oil and filter also u should have.did u ever check ur fuel pressure after replacing the pump I would.also I posted a diagram of where ur coolant temp sensor is it's real common for them to go bad and cause no starts and all kinds of other things.there only 10 also check ur connector going to it if it's corroded then replace the connector too.make sure u get a brass tipped sensor the plastic tipped ones crack.
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