[V8] Fuel Pump Failure Modes

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Tue Jul 24 14:04:32 EDT 2007

When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.  ;-)  
What the other guys said, only I'd lean more towards the usual.  This is
THE symptom of a bad reference sender.  When bad, the sender sends a
signal when cold, but opens the circuit when hot, no signal=no run.

The location of the fuse box on lesser type 44's seems to be a major
contributing factor to the early demise and corrosion of contacts for the
Fuel Pump Relay.  I have had the Fuel Pump Relay problem noted, but not
while running or on any of the V8Q's.  To rule it in/out keep a piece of
wire with 2 spade connectors handy, when/if the car dies, jumper the
Relay and see what happens...I suspect nothing, but still hoping it's
that, since it's the easiest of the fixes.

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urq <urq at pacbell.net> writes:

> Driving home from an errand yesterday afternoon and #2 completely 
> lost power.  

>I was thinking the fuel 
> pump had died, but last night I went to move the car a bit and tried 
> starting it just for the heck of it ... and it started just fine.  
> This is making me wonder if the problem was the fuel pump or not.

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