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My engine is turning over but wont start, i have a buick

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My engine is turning over but wont start
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Customer: i have a buick enclave 2009
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: if possible yes
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Customer: the check engine light was on
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry for the long wait

did this happen out of the blue one day ?

has anything been done yet to correct this issue ?

was anything done and now you have this issue ?

will it start up for a second then shut off ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It had been running well. I went into the store for some groceries, came out and car wouldn't start.
Engine was turning over but wouldn't start. Almost as though it had run out of gas, although there is just under half a tank remaining.
I assumed fuel pump and was told to tap the fuel tank with a rubber mallet as someone else tries to start it to try and get the pump running again, but it didn't work.
I have also checked the fuse for fuel pump which is fine. Only thing I didn't check was althe fuel pump relay, as I was unable to locate it. I couldn't find reference to it on the fuel panel case or in the manual.As yet nothing has been done to the vehicle and the fault has not been repaired.
I was hoping to diagnose and repair the fault myself depending on what it is.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

can you see if the engine will run on starting fluid or carb cleaner being sprayed into the throttle body butterfly ?

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out ?

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