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200 Won't Start
I can use some quick ideas, friends.
Tonight I drove the 1990 200 to pick up the kids - parked it and then
decided to move it across the lot to another spot - and it would not
It cranks fine, but no start. I've pulled the coil wire at the coil and
then one plug wire at the distributor. cap, and I do have spark all the
way through to the plugs. That makes fuel the likely culprit.
I changed the fuel pump about 15K miles ago and fuel filter about
10K miles ago, and the car has been running OK. When I turn the
ignition on trying to start the car, I do NOT hear the fuel pump run.
However, at this point I don't remember whether I usually hear the
fuel pump run when the key is turned on. The fuel pump fuse is OK -
I checked it. I don't have a quick check for the fuel pump relay, but
was considering putting a fuse in the slots provided on top of the
relay as per the diagnostic for the early series cars. Evidently this
runs the pump as long as the fuse is in place...which might be a fast
way to find out if that's the problem.
1) Any hot ideas?
2) Should I be hearing the fuel pump run when the ignition is on?
3) How does inserting a fuse in the fuel pump relay sound as an
idea to try?
Thanks for any (helpful) contributions!
1958 Fiat 1200 Spyder "Transformabile"
1983 Datsun 280ZXT
1990 Audi 200