When you turn your key to position two (one stop before starting the car) you can hear the fuel pump prime itself. If you can't hear it prime, the fuel pump may be shot.
Is this a california car, by any chance? If so, it's a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) and the fuel pump is different than in other cars. I believe the fuel pump on a SULEV car is inside the gas tank and is a PITA to replace.
Last edited by TiAgXi; 10-24-2010 at 11:09 AM.