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I am not getting any fuel to the engine. The fuel pump could be bad or there is not any electricity going to the fuel pump..Is there a fuse to the fuel pump on a 1978 datsun 280Z?

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  • scotttimmer Oct 02, 2009

    It does have an electrical fuel pump and it is located in front of the gas tank underneath the car. 1978 Datsun 280Z's have fuel injection. When the ingnition is turned to the "On" position (Not the "start" position) there is no sound coming frm the fuel pump. So does this mean my fuel pump is bad?

  • scotttimmer Oct 02, 2009

    It does have an electrical fuel pump and it is located in front of the gas tank underneath the car. 1978 Datsun 280Z's have fuel injection. When the ingnition is turned to the "On" position (Not the "start" position) there is no sound coming frm the fuel pump. So does this mean my fuel pump is bad?

  • scotttimmer Oct 02, 2009

    It does have an electrical fuel pump and it is located in front of the gas tank underneath the car. 1978 Datsun 280Z's have fuel injection. When the ingnition is turned to the "On" position (Not the "start" position) there is no sound coming frm the fuel pump. So does this mean my fuel pump is bad?



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No dont think so as the pump is fitted to the engine isent it
if not and there is no pump on engine or on eletric one under the bonnet then it must be in the tank .
(But in 78 they were on engine)
Find pump in elect pump put feed wire to pump and it should (tick) if Man pump then take off and get recoed.

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  • Ronaldbrains Oct 03, 2009

    Yes it sounds like your problem is the pump.. But before you go doing work you dont need check the fuel line to engine,disconnect it at engine side and turn on if fuel comes out pump is working but if not then it has to be removed. But then when its out recheck it by putting feed wire to the pumpwere and a wire to themetal for earth if pump dosent work through it away But if works then its either the pressure or the feed wire on car.. (let me know)


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Check the wires that go into car from pump under rear of car. the wires connect un der the passenger rear seat in my 280z, the wires could have came unpluged

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