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Fuel pump not receiving electric

I bought a new fuel pump and got that on but theres a short of current some where it is only throwing 7 when we checked the voltage. Any advice will be appreciated. The fuel pump is not receving electric already removed all fuses and replaced but nothing happens (although there were all in good condition)

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Leave it on the ground, set it up to the battery and see if it pumps gas. If not take it back, manufacturers' make mistakes also. Army mechanic

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