[ba] Coupe stopping intermittently, getting there but need some advice

audion at serversmiths.com audion at serversmiths.com
Sat May 15 18:12:20 EDT 2004

Say Folks,

Well, I finally got around to trying to sort out the problem I posted 
about months back on my 82 Coupe.

So, I did buy the $60+ fuel pump relay and after installing that, still 
no fuel pump.

I did a full trouble shoot and found that the pump ran when given 12V 
direct and the car started right up.

So, it seems that the fuse/relay panel has an intermittent trace which 
makes sense as the problem first started only when things were hot, 
then after the car hadn't run for 30-60 seconds (and the trace could 
cool back down) it would start. Then after this action (over a few 
months) caused the trace to deteriorate it started to have the problem 
in cooler weather.

So, I've gone and outboarded the fuel pump relay off the panel and I 
guess I'm not getting the trigger signal from the ignition as the fuel 
pump still does not run. So I will have to get a new feed from the 
ignition system.

Any advice on where I should take that from?

I'm half inclined to just have the fuel pump run when the key is on but 
checked with a mechanic friend and I guess things could get hairy in an 

Thanks for any info/advice.


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