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Fuwl pump runs for three seconds and stops

Just swapped a 4.0 into a cj. turn the key on and the relays kicks in for three seconds and stops. what do i need to look for.

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  • Phil Goncalves May 11, 2010

    Hi there... If I'm inderstanding your question correctly. You turn the key on and pump runs for three seconds and turns off. this is the normal activity for a puel pump. When you turn on the key, the pump will prime for three seconds and then turn off. once you start your vehicle, the pump will run continuosly because the fuel is being used.

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The relay is supposed to run for a few seconds to bring the fuel pressure up to specifications,,then shuts off again,,this is normal behavior in most cars with electric fuel pumps.
When you start the vehicle, the pump will cycle on again and shut it'self down when it needs to.

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