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No Fuel Pressure

Getting no fuel pressure, check relays, fuses and ECM, all seem to be working, replaced fuel pump and still have same problem.Could the fuel pressure regulator be the problem?

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More likely the pump is not putting gas up to the engine's fuel rail.
With key on, not start, the pump should turn on for 2 seconds to put pressure in the line and fuel rail. Do you hear the buzz or hum from the tank with key on?
Did you put a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail's test port (shraeder valve), and find no pressure with key on? If so, you will need to check into the pump operation (assuming the fuel filter is not clogged). A quick test is to pull off the gas tank electrical connector, find the fuel pump wire in the connector, and use a test light grounded to a metal frame or a voltmeter. Check for power on the fuel pump wire, while the engine is being cranked over. If power then, your new pump is not working. It could be the ground for the pump, so you need to check that. If no power to pump, engine cranking, then you will have to find the fuel pump relay under the hood, and check the wiring to it. There is also a fuel pump fuse-it may be under hood or in the instrument fuse panel-need to find and check it.
If the pump is working and the fuel filter is clean, you should have gas in the fuel rail (which supplies the injectors with fuel under pressure). I have not heard of a pressure regulator problem that could cause no pressure, but then...
Post back what you find, or with comments. Hope this has helped a little.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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    christie Storey Sep 13, 2016

    thank you it turned out to be 2 things relay clogged filter filter was3 weeks old

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IF the pump is running then the regulator could very well be the problem as it is open all the time the pressure will not build up. Run fault codes to check for proper venting of the tank ( canister purge valve) so that a vacuum doesn't occur preventing the pump from sucking fuel through.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014

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Security light on or blinking?

Passlock system on these cuts fuel pump signal if the key isn't sensed or there's a problem with the system. If you have a remote starter then that's a good thing to start focusing on. Inside the column there's two wires they tap on the right side coming out of the top of the ignition cyliner. If the taps wear out and break the wire, or cause too much resistance in the wire, then that could very well be your issue. Again, security system problems?

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SOURCE: i replaced fuel pump but

The fuel pump relay is controlled by the PCM which uses the gray and black wires all the way back through the chaissis to the fuel pump. With the key on and no pressure at the rail the pump should be running. If there is no power out of the PCM (Power Train Control Module) to the fuel pump relay the fuel pump will not work

If your looking for the fuse the fuse location is in the FREE owners manual here: (2.62 Mb)
http://www.aboutautomobile.com/OwnerManual/2004/Saturn/ION Check the IGN fuse.... and the fuel pump relay (page 330)

Some fuses are in a fuse block on the driver's side of

the vehicle, near the driver's right leg. Loosen the screw
on the cover and remove the cover.

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MR OR MRS ADAMS,

That is false information. The dipstick reads 2 (TWO) quarts.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

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