1990 100 Refuses to Start

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Jun 3 10:16:11 EDT 2004

Have you checked that you have fuel at the engine?  If you can't hear the
pump while cranking, you may have a nonfunctional pump.

At 10:03 AM 6/3/2004 -0400, Theodore.Haug at rrd.com wrote:
>Thanks for reply.  I think maybe I should change the heading to refuses to
>start.  Here are a few answers to your questions.  The engine cranks fine,
>all the electrical accessories work fine, so I don't think it is a voltage
>drop issue.
>Here's the scenario:  put the key in the ignition, and turn to the
>accessory position, all the accessories work, but the dash warning lights
>to don't come on, nor do any of the guages register (normally the fuel
>guage rises; temp guage comes up; etc).  Turn the key to start position and
>the starter cranks the engine over just fine, it just doesn't start (and
>still no guages or warning lights)  Strangely, the fuel pump doesn't prime
>the system either, when the key is put in the accessory position.  I am
>really starting to suspect the ignition switch, but I am having a hard time
>with that because it is brand new.
>Things I have tried:  checked all the fuses; tried a different load
>reduction rely; tried an another fuel pump relay; I haven't tried changing
>the ignition switch, but I can try that after work.   Any other suggestions
>would be appreciated.

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