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Fuel Pump or Fuse???

Hi Toyota Ed,
I have a 1996 Corolla that I have owned for 2 years, up until this morning (cold/ first snow of season) it ran great. I went out to start it this morning and it won't start. It acts as if it's out of gas, but it's not. It cranks over, has a good charge, but no start. I've dicovered that the fuel pump is under the back seat in the tank... but I'm not sure of where the fuse is to run it, or should I say which one. This just came on without notice, no simptoms until this morning. Help Please!!!
Rico In Cincinnati, Ohio

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  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

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  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Pull up the rear seat bottom. With a hammer, tap on the top of the tank whilst cranking the car; let me know if this does any good. The fuel pump may just be stuck.



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added by a91rsinvegas: check the other fuel pump fuse, small black box near the battery connected by and orange wire. Fuse is inside the box.

You'll also want to check the relay. Just because it's new doesn't neccesarily mean it's working. The fuse is an easy fix but not always the problem. Feel the relay while you have someone else turn the car on (not crank) you should feel the relay click to prime the fuel pump. If it doesn't click. The relay isn't coming on. Have your relay checked to make sure it's good. It's not impossible to get a bum part from a parts store, especially if it's autozone or advanced auto parts. They have given me two bad relays, one bad fuel pump, 3 bad alternators and 2 bad O2 sensors. If the relay checks out good, there is a wire going to the relay that should be consistent. Usually orange or red. Check that wire for voltage with the car off, if it isn't getting any, then your problems lies in the wiring, connector, or another problem entirely.

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The fuel pump should run for a second or two when you first turn the key on, but then shuts down to prevent the engine from flooding if the computer does not get a signal from the crank or cam sensors which the computer uses to trigger the ignition system. So no spark no fuel. Check to see if you have a spark in the ignition system.

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The gas is going to evaporate in the bowl, especially when engine is hot. Your problem is not that but rather fuel supply because the fuel in bowl should be quickly replaced on startup. Check fuel pump, filter and maybe for a a restriction or vacuum leak on suction side of fuel line slowing the draw of fuel from tank.


Possibly there's a needle valve in the bottom of the bowl? A worn valve would allow the gas to leak into the manifold. The gas should be visible in the manifold.


Also it sounds like the accelerator pump is not working properly. It would be a good time to get a carb kit and overhaul the carb. Be sure to clean the passages and blow them out with compressed air.


A bad accelerator pump diaphram or the accelerator pump jet plugged up as the problem. -------

Also check the the float gas level.


Try blowing through the accel pump passages with carb cleaner, the larger of the two holes goes to the float chamber And the smaller hole (on the left side) .Blow through the carb and out into the primary venturi. If there's a check valve it should allow pressure to go through towards the

The stiff diaphragm may depress and make a pump okay but the light spring may not have
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Remove the accelerator pump diaphragm and blow through the little hole. attach the little tube and squirt it through the little hole and see where it comes out. Do those on top of the carb body too and see where they go.Blow air through the atmospheric vent holes located on the dome of each float bowl chamber. Air should exit via hoses or brass nipples. Inspect the emulsion tubes and passageways (cast towers that jets thread into) for discoloration and debris. Clean interior emulsion towers with a soft bristle gun cleaning brush. Clean each Venturi (main carb bore). ---------

This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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