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Fuel pump stopped working fuse is good what else could it be

Are you sure the pump isn't working? Open the gas cap and place your ear close to the opening and have someone turn the key to start position and see if you can hear the pump start running. If it runs, then pull the fuel filter and check to make sure you can easily blow through it. If not, replace filter and try to start vehicle. If you find the pump is not running at all then check to see if your vehicle has a "fuel pump relay". This may be bad. This is easy to check, because many relays in your relay have the same pin configuration as the fuel pump relay. Just pull the fuel pump relay and then start pulling other relays until you find a match and plug it into the fuel pump slot. If all these won't get the pump to run then you probably need a new pump.

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Just spinning the engine will not fix the problem. You need to know whether you are getting fuel or whether you are getting spark.
The fuel is easy. Get a can of starting fluid and briefly spray into the air cleaner 1 squirt and then try to crank the vehicle. If there is an attempt to run, you have fuel problems. If it does not attempt to run try 1 more squirt. No run means you have no spark.

It can mean there is a problem with the firing system, like timing belts or chain, or a dead coil. Your car may have Relays for both the fuel pump and the ignition.

Go to and register your car for free, then download the chassis wiring diagrams and fusebox layouts. Find the Relays. If you have no fuel, check the fuel relay. If you have no spark, check the Ignition relay. On American cars, the horn relay is often the same part number as the Ignition relay or the Fuelpump relay and can be switched.
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Did you reset the inertia switch that shuts pump down in case of collision?

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2000 mercury grand marquis 4.6 Intermittent problem. 35,000. miles. Problem engine died several times wile driving. Also after car is parked from a drive will not start. Found that the fuel pump is not...

I'd have to test when problem is ongoing. When you first turn on key, no crank, you should hear the pump run for a few seconds then stop. For initial prime, the computer doesn't need rpm signal. Engine cranking, the computer needs to see rpm signal or it won't ground the fuel pump relay. W/o rpm signal, no spark at the plugs and no fuel injector pulse. I know your talking about fuel, but, when problem is ongoing, check spark and fuel injector pulse, engine cranking.
Intermittent problems are a pain, have to test when problem is ongoing.
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I have a 83 280zx non-turbo which quit running. Heard pulsating noise at fuel pump relay (kicking in and out) under dash passenger side. Replaced relay, still does same thing. Replaced water temperature...

You need to replace the fuel filter. Also the age of the car warrants replacing the fuel pump too. If its drawing high amps the relay will fail. Straight wiring a fuel pump is a safety concern. A fire or explosion hazard exist due to arcing at fuel pump motor. Yes it is inside the fuel tank and is very old. Replace it.

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Turns over will not start; will start with starting fluid, anything I should check before removing fuel pump?

yes, check ECI relay first. Fuel pump is a big job, and relay is cheap. Relay is probably in the engine compartment relay box. If you want to check the relay before replacing it, carefully open it and put it back in the socket. Then have someone try to start the car while you watch to see if the relays are closing. Let me know if you have questions.


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Lights work, horn blows, ignition lights work, but key will not start the car. we've had starter and selinoid checked all is good

check the relays and fuses in the car, like the fuel pump relay, starter relay, all of the types of relays that are needed for the car to start. Although if the engine is turning over, then it is not the starter relay, then you would have to check if you have spark or if you are getting fuel. You can check if you are getting fuel by spraying starter fiuld into the intake, after doing so try to start the car, if the car starts then you are not getting fuel.

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How do I change the fuel pump on a 2000 Acura TL?

hi, when you turn the ignition on do you hear the fuel pump start up if you do then the pump is fine if how ever you hear nothing then the chances are its going to either be the fuel pump or fuel pump relay, if you have a look in your fuse box you should be able to find the fuel pump relay if you cant locate it then its best you get a manual to show you the relays location, you can then put a finger on the relay and when you turn the ignition on you should feel a little click coming from the relay if you hear this then the pump needs replacing but if you hear or feel nothing then the chances are the relay needs replacing.

you can also check if the pump is working by removing the fuel feed hose from the injector fuel rail then once this is removed you put a tub under it then turn the ignition on if you have fuel shooting out then you know the fuel pump and relay are ok and you need to start thinking of some other problem such as ecu etc,

see what you find then get back to me and ill try and assist you further ok

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The ignition switch and relay supply the power. Switch to relay, relay to pump. make a set of jumper wires and run them from battery to pump and see if pump runs . If it does its ok. Next pull fuel injection relay (under dash in fuse box)check it for burnt terminals , resistance and continuity. Its a good idea to get a shop manual for this car. This car is a pleasure to fix . After you pull relay for pump get a voltmeter and test the circuit for B+ (don't forget to put key in ignition and turn to the on position.
If you get B+ here switch is ok most likely relay is the culprit.
Remember there are two fuel pumps for this vehicle
One in the tank (accessable via trunk lift carpet and its in the right corner) the other under the car by the tank. have fun and good luck

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Won't start up

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