The plugs were checked out by my mechanic and he said they were like new (changed before I bought the car about a year ago). Moreover he commented that the spark plug wires were also fine. What is the likelihood that both the fuel pumps have gone bad? How much does the fuel accumulator go for? How can I check the fuel pump relays? Thanks for replying. I am having a really hard time with my car. It is otherwise immaculate. And when my mechanic removed the valve covers to change the timing chain he commented that this was the cleanest engine he had ever seen (regular oil changes). But I just have to get this starting thingy fixed.