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



The box with the plunger is the inertia switch. 

dave s

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Robert Hlavacek <bob.hlavacek@...> wrote:
>
> I can't seem to find the inertia switch.  ----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 
> appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bob  10961
> bob.hlavacek@... 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ________________________________
> From: adamfastdmc <AdmiralSenn@...>
> 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:
> 
> http://specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/images/rpm-relay-jumper.jpg
> 
> 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@... or find him 
> on DMCTalk.com, 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 
> problems. 
> 
> 
> --- 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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