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Hear pump kick on an it starts up an shuts off after a few seconds

2001 road glide I can turn the key on hear the pump kick on an it will fire right up an after a few seconds it shuts off I turn the key back off an turn it back on the fuel pump turns on again an it starts right up what would the problem be I replaced the relay

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Fuel system may have a problem at fuel filter, or pump is shutting down. Make sure you have spark after engine stalls( DO NOT TURN KEY OFF ). If you do turn key off restart let stall happen do not turn key this time. Pull a spark plug wire at spark plug. Put a spark plug into that end of the spark plug wire. Ground the base of the spark plug on a good none painted placed so that you can see the spark, then you turn the key to crank watching for sparks at the very end cap of the spark plug. My son has a 2013 Harley, I think this fill fix your problem, Lee.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

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  • tim kilpatrick
    tim kilpatrick Feb 10, 2014

    ok checked it that way an found out that what u said that when it shut down i had spark afterwards an turn the switch off an back on i got a spark

  • Lee Collier
    Lee Collier Feb 11, 2014

    So, you say after engine stalled key still not moved and you performed the spark test, spark test did have a good spark. Well then if bike is injcted or with carberater you have a fuel problem. Check the fuel filter by removing it. Try not to loose most of the fluid in the filter when removing. Note the side that faces the tank, turn that side down and shake letting the fluid run out into a clear container like ( a drink bottle ). Then let it set for about 10-15 min. any contammitants will sepperate at bottom. Let me know how it comes out, Lee.

  • tim kilpatrick
    tim kilpatrick Feb 11, 2014

    didn't have a spark sorry

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I believe that the fuel pump relay is behind the battery. It should be located right near the oil cooler and it should have a watertight connection. I think you might just have corrosion across the terminals which would cause it to start in the middle of the day when it is warm but not when it might be a little damper. What is your climate like? Let me know if you can't find and if you have further questions


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You have a couple of electrical checks you can do first. Yes this will be somewhat painful. The other item is if you go through these troubleshooting steps you won't be happy if your fuel pumps DOA.
First replace your fuse, I know it may look good, but replace it anyway. Next check your relays, then under your speedo console there is a connector on the tank. If this connector has been unplugged it is very easy to bend the pins inside, check for that. Check for power to the pins. If you have power and still no working pump, then it is an entirely different task and somewhat costly.
A bad fuel pump is not a real fun replacement sometimes it is however not a bad idea to replace the whole ball of wax which can run you about $400 for parts at retail. If you conclude your pump is bad just post with your year and model. Hope this helps,


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