Here's the write up of what I did to diagnose the fuel problem I went through. I did the fuel pump change as well, I'm a college drop out with no job... I have nothing else to do. Mine's an 89 Mirage turbo so I hope its all the same.
After determining that the engine was not starting do to lack of fuel I started doing the basic trouble shooting.
First I pulled the fuel filter and checked to see if there was any pressure coming from the line. Try that first to see if you just have a clogged filter or not as well.
Since no fuel ended up in the bottle I decided that the fuel pump was not working. Also replaced the filter while I was at it.
I then went a head and did all the electrical checks; pulled the ECU and everything looked fine, check the MPI relay and no issues there, and checked the pump with a direct 12 volt source. After all that I decided since the car had been sitting for the past 8 months it would be unlikely to cook the ECU or MPI relay, most likely that the fuel pump motor froze. The link in the manuel posted by Incoltnito has all the info to trouble shoot such issues in the fuel system section under the MPI diagnoses part. I couldn't get the pages used to display, sorry.
I ran into some confusing posts about which relay was the MPI so I took a clear picture of it. Located behind the ash tray
The metal one on the right is the MPI relay, the basic one on the left I'm no sure about.
When the car would not start I did the intelligent thing and put fresh fuel in it. I regretted that shortly since I had to pump a full tank dry. I accessed the fuel tank via the panel under the rear seat for the fuel level gauge.
Then put the pump in and went to work. Also tell your roommates not to come keep you company while smoking cigarets.
Make sure to put up a peace offering so that the other members of your four wheeled family will accept the newest addition.
Amber now approves of her newest little sibling... I hope one of them is infertile because I would hate having to be proud of the offspring.
Sorry, comical break section.
Moving on, Now its time to crawl under the car and start working that tank out.
Even though the tank was empty I decided it would be a good idea to support it anyways.
Look at that, ATM boards are good for something...
Next step is to start loosing the four bolts holding the tank in position. After those were loose I began to drop the tank before disconnecting the fuel lines and such. I wrestled the thing for a little while before I was able to get it low enough to see what was going on, yeah the tank has to come all the way out.
I disconnected the fuel lines at the front of the tank to do leverage issues.
Disconnect the wiring harnesses for the fuel pump and the fuel level gauge as well as filling tubes and let it drop and pull it out.
Disconnect the lines running from the tank to the pump and unbolt the 5 8mm nuts holding the pump in the tank, then pull it on out.
Undo the power lines for the pump, the strap supporting the pump, and then the pump itself from the hanger and there you go, you now have a dead pump on your hands.
I hope I gave you some helpful information man, its my first CSM as well so I figured you're in the same position I was. Good Luck