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I tried to feed power to my 2001 sable fuel pump to see if it was bad. By probing wire with a hot lead. Both fans on the motor came and now the starter will not engage. I've put a new fuel pump in reconected all. But when I go to start position all that happens is the two fans turn on. No power to the starter or fuel pump. I checked all fueses. Can you help with any ideas ? Thanks phil.

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Check to see if you damaged the fuel pump relay or starter relay. I still suspect that a fuse is blown os fuselink on the left inner fender.

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Starter Testing Starting System Voltage Drop Tests NOTE: The battery must be in good condition and fully charged prior to performing this test.
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