[DML] Please Help - Previous Owner(s) Jury-Rigged Fuel Pump Circuit
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[DML] Please Help - Previous Owner(s) Jury-Rigged Fuel Pump Circuit



Hello All, 
  Does anyone know how the 20amp Fuse No. 7, controlling the fuel pump can be  by-passed to get the engine to start?  Are there any relays that can be  jumpered to bypass a destroyed Fuse position No.7 ?  I may have "disturbed" a big sleeping problem  in my "car"!
  
  Here is my problem:   I went into the fuse box/wiring/relay area  behind the passenger seat of my D to check the fuse for the cooling fans.   However when I took the black plywood cover off the wiring area I noticed the  position for the 20amp Fuse No. 7, controlling the fuel pump, had had a  violent electric blow in the past.  I also noticed a loose wire with a  20amp fuse in the middle of it laying loose in the wiring and fuse box  area.  Not too concerned, I reseated the fuse 5 for the cooling fan  circuit, reconnected the battery, and went to start the car up again.   (The car had been running no more than 5 minutes earlier.)  But when I  tried to start it up again, it just cranked and would not  start.  I  smelled gasoline from the attempted start. Does the smell of gasoline indicate  that the fuel pump is working and something else is wrong?, or does do you  think the problem is that the fuel pump circuit is open now?  I have never  noticed the sound of the fuel pump when the
 car has been running correctly so I  can't tell when the fuel pump runs.  I'm thinking maybe the wire with  20amp fuse was jury-rigged into some legs on the fuel pump relay(s) to by-pass  the burned out Fuse Position #7.
  
  Please help, any advice is greatly appreciated!!
  
  Mike
  #5781
  
  
  
		
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