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No power to fuel pump, relay is good, engine cranks over but won't start.

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  • edegray Dec 26, 2008

    Problem is intermittent. Sometimes the pump works momentarily and then quits. Sometimes not at all. Sometimes it will start and run normally but once the key is turned off, it will not start again.

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You need to follow a detailed troubleshooting procedure in a repair manual.
Check for spark plug fire during cranking after it dies.
No spark = ignition problem= computer will not fire injectors, and possibly cut out pump also.
Good spark = pump wonky, or power to pump system.
Also, other quick tests... when the thing dies, and then you crank,
1) Thump the fuel pump in the tank, if you can. A bad fuel pump might start up again.
2) Shoot some ether carb cleaner in the TB. If it only fires off the ether, the ignition system is no longer suspect.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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You have a problem in the fuel pump relay circuit for sure then. I'm betting the relay, but it could be that dropping resistor.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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What you need to do is drop the fuel tank and put a new fuel pump in it. I would drain the gas and put new gas in after you get the pump changed.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Chevy express van no fuel to engine - pump is good

If you dont have proper fuel pressure it wont start,and check for injector pulse.

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SOURCE: 1999 Saturn SL2 DOHC Engine - Fuel pump not pumping fuel.

replace engine control module

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you have a shut off button in the trunk find it turn it off and turn it back on

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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SOURCE: no spark no fuel no start! replaced and checked

funny thing is I have a 2002 GTI with the exact same problem. have spent the last three days at work trying to figure things out.. best of luckn email me if you figure anything out. Beattie411@gmail.com

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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