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Pump moter buzzes when I turn on jets then clicks off for 15 sec. or so then buzzes again during prime mode.

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The motor is likely failing. It may be a small part such as the capacitor or the starting switch, but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will also want to examine the shaft where it passes thru the pump and motor and look for signs of rust from a pump seal leak.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced. They should also be able to ensure there is no pump damage.

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You should be able to hear the fuel pump in the tank prime for about 2 seconds when you first turn the key on. May have to get your helper to remove the gas cap and listen through the filler.
If you don't hear a buzzing sound then check the relays on the firewall. You can turn the key off, wait a couple seconds and then turn the key on and have your helper listen and feel for the relay that clicks.
Or look for the wires,
The relay will have a dark green/white from the ECM
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Orange is hot at all times. It comes from the ECM B fuse. Should check that as well if not done so.
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most of fuel pumps were in tank, wire corrodes is harness under right front seat floor pan to tank
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no buzz fuel pump not working check fuel pump relay(swap with another) and try again?
you could use test light to pump wiring and make sure your getting power to pump on this prime test no power relay or wiring problem.
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