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Turns over, has spark but will not fire up

88 Subaru GL Wagon, car turns over, has spark but will not fire up. I am guessing that the fuel pump is malfuctioning. Where precisely is it located and how do I test it?

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  • tbone842 Sep 28, 2008

    Thank you, I found the fuel pump and your tip describing who to test it is VERY helpful. Thank you

  • JGiess Oct 01, 2008

    i have the same problem ... what should the fuel pressure be

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The fuel pump is in the gas tank, you test it by hooking up a pressure guage to the fuel injector supply manifold, there is a port there that looks like a tire valve, you will need a fuel pressure guage, Kragen auto and other stores will loan these out, you can also open the gas cap and listen for a humming type noise when the key is first turned on, but the fuel pressure test is best.

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