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Has new fuel pump that i checked out that works when i apply voltage to.whith the fuel pump dissconnected i find that with a meter there is 13 volts to the plug.but when i plug in the pump it does not come on.took off the pump went to front of car and applied voltage directly to the pump and it works.why is it that it does not work when i plug it in?

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Replace the plug in ends. Plugs can go bad with corrosion over time. If you are going to use generic fittings make sure you mark down what colors connect to what colors because both sides of the plug-in may not be the same. Also use the type of connectors that have a plastic cover over the terminal end to help keep crud out of the connection. Get some heat shrink tube large enough to cover the new plugs. once you have the pump rewired and are sure it works then cover the joints with the tubing and heat it. Then cover the whole thing with black tape. This will help to keep the connections good.
Even if you replace the plug-ins with the proper ones use the heat shrink tube and tap[e on the joints. Hope this helps.

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