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Hi, my 97 chevy truck has intermittent problems. It runs fine most of the time but sometimes it wont start and the fuel pump wont kick in. But then a few minutes later when I try it, it runs. Sometimes when im driving it will all of a sudden just quit and then fire up as im still in motion. it will do that a couple of times and then die. so then i'll pull over to the side of the road and check things out. tap on my fuel pump relay sometimes or disconnect the wire harness to the fuel pump and reconnect and then all of a sudden it will start working again. not to sure what to do next so im gonna replace the oil pressure switch if someone can help me find it? and also the relay. I have checked the wiring from the fuel pump to the fuse box and it is all ok. I have also change the fuel pump out twice thinking that it was the problem.... Any help will be greatly appreciated

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You need to have a fuel pressure gauge to check it when it wont run. Take your fuel pump relay and switch it for the horn relay. Is the ground good for the fuel pump, the wire bolts on the frame. these had problems with the connector at the fuel tank, make sure they are in good conditon and dont look like they have been hot or melted.

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