Re: [DML] Re: I don't think it's a dead fuel pump
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Re: [DML] Re: I don't think it's a dead fuel pump


I think you mixed up emails.  It's two different cars
with two different issues.  One is creating excess
pressure in the tank and the other doesn't appear to
be pumping any fuel to the engine.

Mike   1630   TPS

--- Wilson Hitchings <canon20dfan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> NO FLAMES please, I'm a newbie. I'm not a car
> mechanic, either, so I 
> have a simple, perhaps dumb, question. If the
> original poster was 
> getting excessive pressure differentials in his gas
> tank that causes 
> inflows/bursts of air and gasoline when he opens the
> tank, why couldn't 
> he just drill a 1/32" hole in the gas cap to relieve
> the pressure (or 
> get a new gas cap)? I know he might lose some fuel
> due to evaporation, 
> but hot gasoline blowing over the hood seems like a
> greater risk to 
> me...
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "eremhcel"
> <dmcfive0@...> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Andy, Mike, David and John. After posting
> my message I 
> searched 
> > the internet and found on the Project Vixen site
> how to test the fuel 
> > pump. I tested it and it started humming so I
> cleaned the connectors 
> on 
> > the top of the pump and installed it in the car.
> The pump hums when I 
> > turn the key and also goes on when I jump the
> relay but the car just 
> > cranks and won't turn over. Does it sound like an
> electrical issue? I 
> > just did a full service in May when the car hit
> 60,000 miles. Any 
> > thoughts? David, the wire you mentioned at the
> washer, would that 
> still 
> > cause problems even though the pump is working?
> Thanks for all your 
> > help.
> > Mike
> > 5623
> >

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