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84 accord no fuel feed

Acts like fuel pump is bad; replaced in tank fuel pump, runs for a while then same problem; fuel fuse good

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You need to put a test light on the fuel pump and make sure you are loosing power when this happens, it could be the main relay those are common im not sure if this year have a differant style as the newer cars but either way it could be failing you need to check the fuel pump relay when this happen also for power and ground if that is not the problem your ignition switch may be faulty try wiggleing it to recreate the promblem please rate -jeff

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