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mickeyrory
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Jun 1, 2018, 4:02 PM

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wiring for fuel pump relay in fuse box Sign In

I have a 98 Saturn S1. Several times my car has died due to fuel issues. I have traced the problem to the wires coming into the fuel pump relay in the fuse panel located under the center console. When I say traced, I mean that in the back of the fuse panel I can just grab the bundle of wires and wiggle them a bit and my can will start again. I assume one of the wires that my relay has a bad connection to the fuse box or one of the wires has a slight break. My question is: do these wires just pull out of the rear of the fuse and relay panel by giving them a yank? I don't want to break any wires so before I try to pull on them I just want to know if it takes a special tool to remove them.


Hammer Time
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Jun 1, 2018, 8:09 PM

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Re: wiring for fuel pump relay in fuse box Sign In

No, they have metal tabs than lock them into place. They have to be released to remove individual wires and that usually requires a special release tool.

Sometimes the contacts overheat and over time they loosen up and lose their tension to the relay blades.



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Double J
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Jun 1, 2018, 8:12 PM

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Google Technical Service bulletin 03-08-45-001
It'll tell you whats wrong and how to repair it.
Fairly common problem on these

Here is an excerpt...

Subject: Intermittent No Start, Intermittent Stall after Start-Up and/or Loss of Radio Presets (Replace Instrument Panel Junction Block-IPJB and/or Terminal)
Models: 1995–1999 Saturn S-Series Vehicles
Attention: Technician
Condition
Some customers may comment that one or more of the following conditions has occurred.

Intermittent no start
Intermittent stall after start-up
Loss of radio presets
Cause
Condition(s) may be caused by terminal tightness at PIN F-5 within the Instrument Panel Junction Block (IPJB Black 68 way).

Correction
Refer to the Instrument Panel Junction Block (IPJB) and/or Terminal Replacement procedures in this bulletin.


mickeyrory
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Jun 1, 2018, 10:40 PM

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Re: wiring for fuel pump relay in fuse box Sign In

Thanks so much; I'll get one of those tools and see if I can solve this problem once and for all.


mickeyrory
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Jun 1, 2018, 10:42 PM

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Re: wiring for fuel pump relay in fuse box Sign In

Double J, I looked at the information briefly. Thanks for sending that. I'm sure it will help solve this problem.






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