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Fuel Pump Relay ?
Posted 31 July 2003 - 05:07 PM
Any and all comments wanted.!. I read all the messages and seen a few comments on a gas pump problem also, but I figured maybe is related to this -relay- thing.
Posted 31 July 2003 - 05:11 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 06:21 PM
I don't know where the fuel pump relay is at.
Things that I do Know
The fuel pump relay is energized by "pulses" from the points, taken from one of the small posts on the coil. I don't know which small post (something else I don't know!). With the ignition switch on, if you remove one (one at a time) of the wires from the coil, you should hear the fuel pump come one for about two seconds.
After the two seconds, the relay drops out causing the pump to stop. This is a safety feature to keep the pump from running after the engine shuts down like in a wreck. . . . The wire being energized, (or is it de-energized?) is what causes the time delay circuit in the relay from stopping the fuel pump from pumping.
Do this after checking to be sure the fuel pump is actually working, as previously described. Don't straight wire the pump, as with a switch! "Vid this" You've just stepped out of your wrecked Subaru, smokin' a cigarette, thankful that you are OK, when the beast catches FIRE cause you forgot to turn off the fuel pump and it has pumped fuel EVERYWHERE!!
If you find the relay let me know!
Good luck and happy hunting!
Posted 01 August 2003 - 06:52 PM
The relay is under the dash. Round cylinder about 5cm high. Has 4 legs for wires. Its that little thing we had found. I can take pix if you want to see it. Now I have to go figure what why my dash doesn't light up and the clock doesn't work, I've already checked all the fuses.. hMmmmMM.
Posted 01 August 2003 - 07:24 PM
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