dispite all my soreness from my accidant friday night, i got the fuel pump replaced on my daughter'* 97 SE with the help of a good friend (did a lot of the work for me) i wanted to replace the fuel sending unit too but could not find one anywhere and ordering would have taken too long to wait.
turned on the key twice to prime pump and build pressure...got 50 psi on 2nd key-on!!
got rest of car back together, and it started up amost instantly!! finally something gone right this weekend!!
took it out for a spin around the block and it seemed to have better acceleration than before!!
still have to do a tuneup (plugs and new wires) but its too cold and too late to do that...will do another day.
thanks for all the imput.