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Not likely. Make sure the fuel filter isn't clogged, check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail, make sure you have spark. If everything looks ok but it turns over slow and runs rough (when it does run), I'd look at the timing chain having jumped a notch.

I had this same problem. I turned out to be the fuel pump. Take a common hose and put it down into the gas tank. Put your ear to the other end and have someone turn on the key. if you hear a sound, the pump is working. if not, check the fuel pump relay, found just above the battery. if that is ok, you need to change the fuel pump.

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Q: If a 1989 Olds Cutlass with a new battery starter and fuel pump tries to turn over but will not could it be the alternator?
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