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Fuel pump will not come on 1996 gmc sonoma 4.3

I have power at gray wire for 2 seconds at pump

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Well that is the correct action of the pump relay. The computer grounds the pump relay for a couple of seconds to prime the pump then the oil pressure switch provides power once the engine starts.
You should be able to jumper the relay and power the pump as much as you want to test the circuit.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: where is the fuel shutoff switch on a 1996 gmc sonoma?

no fuel shut off switch on pickups that i know of possibly bad fuel pump find your red bypass wire at relay to test pump

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i had the same problem with my 96 sonoma, just died anywhere at anytime, even happened to shop mechanics. They checked fuel and spark, there was none. Ended up putting a new computer on it and it has not happened again. The computer was not communicating with anything, just be sure that you get new comp. programmed to your vehicle. Had to send mine out and get done

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this is in fact the right answer check the oil guage in the truck it should read about 375.

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SOURCE: How to change a fuel pump in a 1996 Gmc Sonoma

drop the tank ... use a brass punch to loosen the ring ... to find/replace the pump.

the relay is operated by the computer ...

Check for volts on the outgoing side of the relay ...

check for signal on the input side

check the pressure regulartor ...

If you are still interested ... there is lots more to this. If you are getting weak knees ... remember after you drop the tank and remove the fuel pump ... you are stuck

Posted on May 02, 2010

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