Car refuses to start ...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Fri Dec 27 18:28:20 EST 2002


I think it's called sh-- happens.

You could always crack open one of the connections where the fuel lines meet
the fuel filter.  This would tell you if there's pressure, but I think
insufficient pressure would have the same effect as no pressure.  Either
way, this may get you closer to seeing if the pump is working.

Maybe you could also try jumping the relay to see if the pump will operate?
Tell you if you have relay problems.

Derek P

Message: 3
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 19:56:38 -0800
Subject: Car refuses to start ...
From: Arun Rao <rao at>
To: "'200q'" <200q20v at>

Isn't there a statistical word for this?  I'm experiencing a cluster of
low-probability events:

I'm guessing fuel pump's toast.  Any other ideas?  What's the simplest
way of finding out if the fuel pump is indeed dead?  The fuse is good,
but I can't hear anything with the ignition on.  I've done this on my
5KT once before, but memory's the second thing to go :(

Thanks for listening!


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