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Faulty fuel pump

When you turn the key ther is no pwer to the pump but when you turn the key to start there is juice there for a second then its dead the pump worked when we took it out of the tank but nothing when we put it back in the tank we changed the relay and fuse is good any ideas we can try today we went and put a diferent pump in so its not the pump

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Have you put a fuel pressure gauge on it yet? If the pressure is at req'd p.s.i. then nothing will call for more fuel, thus pump won't cycle

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can I call you or you call me I can explain better
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