[s-cars] S-CAR-List Digest, Vol 50, Issue 40

Eric Phillips gcmschemist at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 10:00:57 PST 2007

> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 23:47:46 -0500
> From: <theringmeister at triad.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] 92 (early) S4 no start (now not "kinda")
> To: Steve Powers <sbpowers at gmail.com>
> Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
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> screwdriver and about 30 seconds to remove the hose at the throttle body.  I have never had to use starting fluid before, and not knowing how potent it was i figured I'd get it as close to the engine as possible.
> The lazy bastard in me is tired of troubleshooting, and from what I've read, if my car has 144K miles on it and it's the original fuel pump, I'm on borrowed time anyway.  If it wasn't the fuel pump, then the car would run briefly and then shut off when the fuel pump relay was bypassed and 12v was sent to the pump itself, right?  Just like it did with starting fluid.....
> Since it didn't...I'm of the opinion the pump's the culprit.

Hold the phone!

In order to run, the FP must get the signal that the CPS is doing it's job.

But if you don't get the dreaded CPS code, and you're still no fuel, I
can't see any other option but to replace the FP.

Especially if you've applied power directly to the FP and still got no
action.  As in, got no fuel pumping to the front of the car.  That's
something I would check by taking a line loose and doing the
pump-jumpering thing.


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