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I have a 5.7 1500 chevrolet express van I cannot hear the fuel pump come on when I turn the key forward. I have tried to use a test light to see if I have power to the fuel pump and I have nothing. I bought a new fuel pump relay fuse and stll no power to the fuel pump. I have put gas in the breather tube and the van started but only long enough to burn it's prime. should I have power on the plug that connects to the fuel pump if so what do you reccomend

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SORRY!!!!!!!! Somehow we got Disconnected. Hey, Try hooking that fuel Pump up to a Battery to see if you can get it too Fire. Let me know!!!!

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We you will only have power to the fuel pump harness for a few secounds when you first turn the key on when you are cranking the truck over there should be power there constant. I would chaeck teh power and ground wires right at the pump harness while cranking the engine over. If you do have power there the pump sounds like it is bad. If you replace it replace the entire fuel pump and sender and also the harness to the pump as they bo bad alot. Also the in line fuel filter

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