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Angry 2000 Kia Spectra Sephia--turns over but won't start...please help!!!

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me with this thing...I am at my wit's end trying to figure out what is wrong with it...We started out by replacing a headlight and a tail light that went out...The back tail light bulbs were full of water...Got rid of all the water...Bulb was extremely corroded...still don't know how in the world all that water got in there...thought everything was ok...put it back together after finally having to dig the bulb out...then started blowing fuses...don't know if we shorted something out or what...got fuses replaced...now won't start at all...turns over fine, but acts like it's not getting gas...when you spray ether into the air cleaner it will start, but then minute it's burned up, car cuts off...just doesn't get any gas...have checked all fuses, checked fuel pump relay and it's good...please if anyone has any suggestions, please email me at blkwidow35@yahoo.com....I would appreciate any advice I can get...as I am desperate to get this thing going!!! Thanks so much and take care everyone!!!

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You have at least confirmed that it's a fuel delivery problem.
I would place a jumper on the DLC diagnostic plug in the engine compartment to force the fuel pump to run - if it runs then it confirms the fuel pump is OK and the problem is most likely with the fuel pump relay.
If the pump is running, then it's either a bad pump or fuel filter or fuel rail pressure regulator.

Try the KiaTech web site for more info on the DLC jumper arrangement and try a forum search.

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Your problem is that there is no fuel getting to your throttle. That tells me it's probably your fuel pump. It has to be or a loose wire thats not making the spark. Recheck those and you should be able to pin point the problem. Good luck!
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