You're driving on the highway and suddenly you feel your car puttering to a stop - but your gas light was never on. Just push toward the center and lift to remove the cover. Begin by inspecting and cleaning the area where the pump unit attaches to the tank. Disconnect the harness right in front of the fuel tank and put a test light on the connectors of the front harness. It should be one of these.
I guess we need to get to the fuel pump now, so dropping the fuel tank is a must. Seth-Tabitha answered 10 years ago The fuel pump is only supposed to run for a few seconds at a time when you first turn the key. Is this a problem with the ignition switch or is it a failing fuel pump drawing too much power and deactivating the relay? If the starter motor cranks, its not the battery. Due to a faulty fuel level sensor, there may not have been any warning of your fuel level decreasing. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel pump would need replacing.
After 2nd time consumer was informed that fuel pump was causing stalling. And Murphy's law almost guarantees that you'll need to pull your car's fuel tank out a mer … e 10 minutes after gassing up. The fuel pump only running for 20 seconds does not even sound like a security problem. If you have a poor ground that may cause the pump to quit after the time you say. On my 1995 they are both identical. It usually consists of a bulb or spark gap that looks a bit like a spark plug.
The fuse block should be visible from underneath the steering column, near the pedal bracket. The contact shifted into drive and then the vehicle lost all power. If I jolt the ignition switch and turn it back on, the relay and fuel pump will activate with the same 5 second result. It's free and will give you access to an online repair manual for your vehicle. Since 1886, Bosch has developed innovative products—including spark plugs, starters, brakes and steering system parts—for the automotive aftermarket. Should I try a new battery at this point? Install a new fuel pump strainer on the outer edge of the ferrule until fully seater. Install the retaining clamp on the fuel line 23.
For electrical fuel pumps, a defective relay and a blown fuse could be the cause of the problem. Check to see if you are getting spark from the distributor first. In case you get into an accident, the red plunger pops out and breaks the connection to the fuel pumps, disabling them. I drove it home, maybe a mile away. Another cause of fuel pump noise is a clogged filter. Those things can go bad. Eliminate pressure by cracking a fuel line loose near the engine or depressing the Schraeder valve on the fuel rail.
If jiggling the key has an effect on fuel pump operation, I suspect you have a faulty ignition switch. If your pump has the remote reservour loosen the clamp on the reservour hose also. Even if the tank didn't leak before, removing the straps often enough loosens corrosion, which can result in pinhole leaks. Connect the negative battery cable. Is your car not starting? Position a new O-ring on the top of the fuel tank and install the sender assembly. If the panel is not visible, check for a removable compartment door or trim panel which may be used on later models to hide the block. The contact was traveling 20 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning.
That would explain why neither computer works correctly and the car won't run. There are so many ways that manufacturers recommend for different vehicles, this is usually the easiest. I have one and have found it pretty handy. Look for two small black boxes mounted on the firewall on the passenger side. Jul 19, 2011 The fuse is actually a Relay Switch and its located in the Fuse Relay Center on the driverside of the engine compartment.
The fuel pump, starter, motor mounts, and generator were all replaced; however, the failure recurred. If it doesn't click, then the relay is not coming on. This part is also sometimes called Chevrolet Astro Electric Fuel Pump Relay. Does the starter motor turn the engine over when you turn the key cranks? And I believe fuses as well. If any of your sensors or relays start to act up, AutoZone has the quick fix to have you cruising on the roads again quickly. Tried starter fluid and the car started for a second, pointing us to fuel delivery problems. There is a sticker on the back of the cover to tell you what each relay is for but you have to read it upside down.