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Fuel pump had power to it when i took it out,now it dont! HELP!

My 2003 chevy S10 started just quiten on me,replaced fuel filter did not fix it.Then i had it looked at,all they did was drop the tank and check the wires on top of the tank,and put it back in,and thats it.The day i got back i noticed my radio and digital odometerwere actin funny.They will work right when key is not in the start position,but when u turn the key to the start position they both turn off,and also my gas gauge doesnt work right either.So i went and got another fuel pump,after i put it in i wasnt gettn any power to it,so i put the old one back in and it wasnt gttn any power to it either,and the old one worked before i took it out.I have checked all the relays and as well as the fuses and the wires that go in to the top of the tank,what can it be.Could be my ignition switch the cluster of wires thats inside my steering colounm or my ignitioin tumbler,were ure key goes to,or wat could it be?PLEASE HELP

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  • alabamafan10 Feb 11, 2009

    fuel pump works now.i had to put the bed back on and plug the tail lights back up now it just want crank.

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    Check every ground you can . .Look over in the engine compartment and see that the engine is grounded to the frame .. and the battery is grounded to the motor .. check them to see if all are tight .. also any grounds under the body .. wiggle all and check for tightness. If a device is not grounded as you know they will cause alot of misery .. try that .. Jerry

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The FUel Pump only Recieves power for a few seconds when you cycle the key and should be on during crank. I would also make sure the injectors are pulsing by hooking a noid light or a regualr test light to each side of the 2 wirs and check for flashing during crank. Just get it running before you worry about guages. If the fuel guage quit after the pump than either the sender/float got screwed up or it is a wiring issue right above thak or at the connector

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