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My 1989 Toyota p/u wont start. i replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, and checked all the wires and fuses. i am getting power to everything but it still wont pump fuel to start it. what else could i do?

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I had this exact same problem in my 88 pickup. I replaced all relays and pumps to no avail. What i did was "hot wire" my fuel pump. Run a power wire from the battery of fuse panel to a switch, then from the switch to the positive wire on the top of the in-tank fuel pump. Its kind of inconvienient at first but you get used to having to flip the switch before you turn the ignition key. It also doubles as an anti-theft device if you place the switch in a hidden spot. Good luck, i know its a pain but it is the cheapest/ easiest fix. Please leave positive feedback if i was of some help.

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  • Don Foreman Mar 18, 2014

    I did that using the connections at the COR under the dash and it ran great. I was worried about running the fuel pump full time and what might happen because of it. If it won't damage any components, that's what I'll do. I was afraid it might damage something from constant operation of the pump. Thanks

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