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My pump motor fuse keeps blowing when i try to start my car. I tried swapping out relays and it doesn't change the result. I removed my battery and battery casing to inspect the wiring under the fuse box. I did not notice any obvious shorts. How can I fix this problem? I also had speedometer shorting out before my fuse started blowing.

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  • charliech2 Jul 21, 2009

    Just to clarify. It's my Fuel Pump Fuse that keeps blowing immediately when I try to start the car.

  • charliech2 Jul 21, 2009

    It's the fuel pump fuse. I have tried swapping the relays. Where can I access the fuel pump? I've read somewhere that it is near the fuel tank... passenger side... do I start looking under the back seats, trunks?

  • charliech2 Jul 21, 2009

    I traced the fuel intake to the fuel tank, "i assume" which was directly under the back seat. I removed the cushion and some carpet to have access to the wiring and fuel line, "i assume" going directly inside the tank. The fuel pump must be inside the tank, because there was no easy access to the fuel pump terminals. I can only imagine the only way to troubleshoot this problem will have to be from the fuse box.

    How do I take the fuse box apart? How do I troubleshoot it?

  • charliech2 Jul 21, 2009

    I tried taking the fuse box apart, by removing the bottom; but the wires going into the box are taped on and the insulation is blocking.

    I believe you need to remove the tape or insulation, to slide the bottom lid along the bundle of wires to be able to access the bottom of the fuse box.

    I also think if you remove the insulation you can have a better chance to inspect the wiring for damage. Also looking at the exposed bottom of the fuse box, you can insure there are no bad connections to the relay and fuse holders. There is always a slim chance that a wire broke off one fuse holder and shorted to another wire. IE before the fuel pump died, the speedometer was failing a week before; and it went to permanent Zero about 15minutes before the pump died.

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Pump motor??
you mean fuel pump if it is the case look to replace the all pump ,if it is really worn it could cause the fuse to blow
you can also look for your fuel pump relay ...it-could also be the probleme!
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  • patrick martin Jul 21, 2009

    most probably the fuel pump is in your fuel tank ...im pretty shure of that

    for your fuse box ,i do not recomend you to play around with that ...most of cars, the fuse box is verry tignt and wire could diconect and break wile you are trying to remove-it speaciallya older car...best thing will be to just follow the wire that need repaire and ether fix-it orjust bypass-it but if you do so...verry important to put a fuse originly recomand in the fuse box ...you could buy a fuse holder for a few dollar at any car shop

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