Re: [DML] Dead fuel pump?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Dead fuel pump?


Two ways to check out a fuel pump, without removing
it.  First, disconnect the two wires on top of the
pump.  Connect an ohmmeter across the two terminals
the wires were connected to.  You should get a reading
of small resistance (1-10 ohms).  

If you don't have an ohmmeter, connect a spare battery
(lawnmower battery works great) across the terminals. 
If it spins or tries to spin, the pump is good, but it
may have ingested some debris from the tank.  If it
tries to spin, reverse the leads and see if it will
run backwards (no more than 1-2 seconds).  This will
sometimes dislodge the crap, but that just means
you'll suck it back in, eventually, so you might as
well go ahead and clean the tank at this point.  If
neither of these options work, then the pump is
probably kaput.

Contact me off line if you have any questions.

Mike  TPS   1630

--- eremhcel <dmcfive0@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> After 11 years of ownership my car left me stranded.
> I was starting 
> from a red light when the car started to buck so I
> pulled over and it 
> died. I tried to restart and it just cranks. I got
> it towed home and 
> when I put the key in the on position I notice I
> don't hear the hum of 
> the fuel pump. I tried to jump the relay to see if I
> could get the pump 
> running but nothing happens. I noticed the past few
> times I would take 
> the car out sometimes it would buck but it would
> stay running and then 
> go alright. It can't be the inertia switch because
> it was bypassed 
> before I owned the car and it never caused any
> problems in my 11 years 
> of ownership. I also checked the fuse and it was
> okay. Does this sound 
> like I need a new fuel pump? Is there a way to test
> the fuel pump out 
> of the car to make sure it's the pump or something
> else? Any help 
> appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Mike
> 5623

Got a little couch potato? 
Check out fun summer activities for kids. 

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive