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How do i check the fuel pump on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am?

I have a 1998 Grand Am that has been sitting for a couple of months. It now will not start, although it was running before. I have replaced the plugs, and it will start on starting fluid sprayed into the air intake.
I believe this model has the fuel pump inside the fuel tank, which will be a pain to replace. How can I check the fuel pump without pulling the tank and replacing it? I disconnected the fuel line running to the injectors, and no fuel comes out when the ignition key is turned on or engine is turned over.

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  • flournoytruc Nov 08, 2008

    And where is this relay located?

  • flournoytruc Nov 09, 2008

    Thanks for the advice and tips....I don't hear the pump, and all the fuses look good...so looks like i'll be pulling the tank.

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Then that means that the fuel pump or the pump relay is bad you did right when you pulled the line to see if gas is not coming out. try the relay first

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  • toney clark Nov 09, 2008

    the relay should be in the main fuse box under the hood

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The easiest way to check if the fuel pump is working is to listen for a whirring noise when you turn on the ignition switch. No noise means it is not working.Check the relay a suggested.If you do hear a whirrring noise check the fuel filter. It is located under the car at the end of the tank.

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