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No fuel flow in the fuel line.

Jeep sat for a year during a 4'' lift installation (lots of rust). Tried to start no ignition. Then disconnected fuel line and turned over the engine no fuel came through the line. Hoping easy and quick solution because the amoutn of rust.

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Try hitting the fuel tank with a rubber mallet the vanes may have stuck in the fuel pump.


The fuel pump relay may be bad, listen for a clicking sound, tapping on it may allow relay to make contact.

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