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1991 subaru legacy. The car would not start. I change the fuel filter and tapped on the fuel pump. It started. A few days later same thing. Tapped on the fuel, worked again. A few days later same thing. Now it won't start. Change the fuel pump, still won't start. Turned on the ign. the pump does not prime. Are there fuses to check or relays, something?

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  • wzrdofauz May 08, 2009

    Looked at the fuses. all good. I don't know about a relay. I did turn on the ing. and put a meter on the harness going to the fuel pump. The side that controls the fuel gauge has amp. The side that controls the pump shows no amps. Does the car need to be on for the amps to show on the pump side?

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You should have a fuse & a relay. Check # 11 fuse it should be 15 amp.& may be for your fuel pump. Do you have owners manual by chance, or does cover of fuses have label?

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 09, 2009

    Your fuel pump relay should be under dash by computer in area of drivers left knee. If you relieve fuel pressure, then get under or near fuel pump & turn key to on, you should hear it cycle.

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