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96 blazer not getting fuel!

I put in a new battery, I have switched all three relays in the glove box around and made sure they worked by honking the horn, I have taken off the inline fuel filter at the rail and tried to start the engine with no fuel coming out of the fuel line. Is there any thing else I should check or am I doomed to buying a new fuel pump and dropping the fuel tank? Any help would be great! Thank you!!

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  • defiedlogic Apr 20, 2009

    cant find fuse box in engine compartment and no sound coming from fuel pump. It ran fine one day then sat for about 2 to 3 weeks and then I ran into problem.

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    ok fooled me... the fuel pump relay is located behind the glove box ... there should be a few relays there actually

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    first the relay you want... is in the engine compartment fuse box near the battery. in there you will find the fuel pump relay. also turn on the key and go to the rear of the vehicle. are you able to hear the fuel pump ?

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Sounds like the gas tank is coming down, if you have no pressure than the pump has no output. If you hear the whurring sound and then it stops, check the pressure. If no pressure the pump is bad. It comes as one assembly with sending unit and inside screen filter.

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