Re: [DML] Re: Fuel Pump Problem
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Re: [DML] Re: Fuel Pump Problem

The thing with the plunger is your intertia switch.


From: Robert Hlavacek <bob.hlavacek@xxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, July 26, 2010 3:38:33 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Fuel Pump Problem

I can't seem to find the inertia switch.  Around the bracket - service module by 

the stearing column I forun two unplugged plugs that mated.  One half of each 
was a rubber scoket and one half a copper prong.  Plugging them together did't 
seem to make any difference.  Under the drivers foot well to the far left top 
was something that was electircal, a small box, that had a plunger on top that 
you could push down and then it sprung up - didn't do anything.

Any help with what these things are and in locating the inertia swithc would be 


Bob  10961

From: adamfastdmc <AdmiralSenn@xxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, July 12, 2010 10:10:37 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Fuel Pump Problem

Before you worry about removing or accessing the pump, try this, it's generally 
much easier to do:

This will tell you definitively if your pump and circuit are okay - you'll hear 
it start running. If this works but putting the relay back in doesn't let you 
start the car, you need a new relay - email davidmckeen@xxxxxxxxxxx or find him 
on, user name Bitsyncmaster - he sells upgraded solid state RPM 
relays that are much better and more reliable than the factory ones. 

If jumpering the pump doesn't work, check your inertia switch (driver's side 
footwell, black box on a bracket that's either behind the pedals (in which case 
you need to consider performing the recall on that item) or off to the left) and 

then your pump proper. 

Based on my experience with my car and reading other people's experiences, it's 
usually a flaky relay or inertia switch that causes these sudden total-failure 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Rob Hook <rob_hook@...> wrote:
> The removable plate you want to take off is under the spare tire.  It's pretty 
> big and is there specifically to allow access to the fuel pump.  Once you have 
> that off, remove the large hose clamp around the rubber cover, remove it, and 
> you'll be looking at the top of the pump and all the wiring.  Check there for 

> voltage.  If you have voltage there but no fuel delivery, the pump is pretty 
> straight-forward to replace once you see it.
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