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Dead on the side of the road
Posted 22 August 2003 - 04:46 PM
50 MPH, the car died.. I coasted into a prking lot.. looked around. Thought .. hmm timing belt.. check .. nope dizzy still turns.
Pulled the fuel line from the filter under under the hood.. hmm.. curious.. no fuel .. I suppose its possible that the filter is clogged, but doubt that is the culprit, given the sudden nature of the problem.. more likely it is the fuel pump..I would have pulled the filter right then to replace it with the spare in the back of the car, but I couldn't get the damn thing disconnected from the line that feeds it.
so, I called my wife and waited for her to come pick me up..
Luckily I coasted into the parking lot of a decent mexican restraunt. Went in out of the 100 degree heat and had a couple of Ice Cold Coronas while I waited.
Off I go to gather parts for the great parking lot repair.. I'll be damned if I'm gonna have my soobie towed home.
If I remember right, there is also a fuel pump relay.. anyone know where it is on an 87 turbowagon?
Posted 22 August 2003 - 05:04 PM
Posted 22 August 2003 - 11:24 PM
I'll see if I can pull it out this weekend.
Posted 23 August 2003 - 12:18 AM
Posted 23 August 2003 - 01:19 AM
(sounds like a good wife, probably ought'a keep her.)
Posted 23 August 2003 - 11:50 AM
I swapped out the pump and both the fuel pump relay and the ignition relay.. no dice.. fuel pump doesn't cycle up whe the green connectors are connected.. nothing..
car is still sitting in the parking lot of the mexican place.
Now, just to make sure, the fuel pump relay is one of the two directly above the plugs for the ECU, correct.? My FSM says they are inboard of the steering column, but there are no relays (or anything else) in the area it pointed to.
Also, it used to be that when I plugged in the green connectors and turned on the power, I would get 3 quick flashes on the ECU. Now I get nothing. I still have power to the coil, stereo, dash.. everything seems normal.. except the fact that the pump isn't working.
I checked the old pump.. its good..It powers up when hooked straight up to the battery.
This is really pissing me off.
Posted 23 August 2003 - 12:51 PM
I can't say for sure your car is wired the same as mine but expect it is very close if not the same and it's your ECU that is the culprit here. I have a service manual to compare wires with if you want and if you want to send me the ECU I will look at it for you.
Posted 23 August 2003 - 01:43 PM
Gonna get it towed home:boohoo: and start tracing and testing stuff
Posted 23 August 2003 - 06:40 PM
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