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93 chevy caprice 5.0 new fuel pump changed relay and fuse still can't get pump to work can't even get relay to click checked power to relay and used jump wire to pump prime wire pump works w

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If relay worked when placed in another vehicle you must have a wiring problem. trace wires from fuse block to relay checking for corrosion or short.

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So the relay does have power to it? Try this: pull off the connector at the fuel pump, find the pump wire, and check if it has power when the car is being cranked over. If you have power then, it may be the fuel pump ground that is lost. Find the ground for it and check it-some have a ground on top of tank, some are close by, and some are routed back into the wire harness for a more remote ground. If it's in the wire harness, simply move negative lead of voltmeter to the ground terminal, and positive lead on the pump wire: crank engine, if the voltmeter registers voltage, ground is good. If pump is getting power, but voltmeter shows nothing when negative lead is on the ground terminal, then the ground is lost.
If no power to the pump, the relay may not be getting a signal from the computer to turn it on. One way to check is to pull the relay out, and check for a signal to relay terminal when the car is cranked. Then you would have two terminals showing power, the pump feed terminal, and now the signal from computer. If no signal, check the wire from computer to relay. If you find that signal, the relay may have a bad ground: the coil side of relay has the signal from computer to energize relay, and the other relay terminal from coil side of relay is to ground.
Good luck.

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    Channy Pickett Jan 13, 2013

    i was thinking the computer changed that too but didn't check for power while cranking have to try that in mornin

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    Channy Pickett Jan 13, 2013

    any idea on getting ecm pin indenty for the relay wire i have a green/white stripe wire

  • montehammons Jan 13, 2013

    Sorry, I don't know or have access to that. Maybe the parts department at dealership could copy that page for you. BTW, since you jumped the pump and it worked, that means the pump ground is good, so you don't need to check for fuel pump ground.


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