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Fuel pump will not run, 96 Neon 2.0 SOHC

Fuel pump relay is not being pulled in. Verified: Fuel Pump relay, Auto Shut Off relay, horn relay, fuel pump, installed new computer module.
Verified correct operation of Auto shutoff circuit, (relay is being pulled in) so cam and crank sensors are ok.

Jumper the N.O. terminals for the Fuel Pump relay and the pump runs just fine and produces fuel pressure. 12V is not present to pull in the Fuel Pump Relay.

Thanks for any help,

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  • linc20 Dec 31, 2008

    Found the problem!

    Fuse #10, located on the interior fuse panel, had an intermittent connection to the bottom leg of the fuse, (the connector was spread a little too far). This fuse provides a constant 12V to the COIL of several relays, including the Fuel Pump Relay.

    She's running fine now.

  • blackmagic04 Jan 12, 2009


  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    mines a 95 neon. i just got a relay for it but battery is not charged i think. i had it getto rigged to see if that would help and forgot to unrigg it. is s used fuel pump ok to get from a junk yard.

  • blackmagic04 May 11, 2010

    where is the auto shut of located

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Fuel pump want come on

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014




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Personally I wouldnt bother tracing the wire as it is probably not worth your time, and just run a constant 12v from the battery to the relay on like 10ga wire. There is probably a short somewhere in the system which can be a real headache to find.

Also it may sound dumb, but check your fuses, and the fusible links under the hood. Chances are that they are all fine though, especially if you have dash lights.

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