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sharon.72064
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Aug 23, 2012, 9:38 PM

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2000 Chevy Astro Van
4.3
190,000

While driving, the car stopped running. Fuel pump will not run. Replaced fuel pump relay & checked all fuses. Removed fuel pump & hooked up to 12V & it runs, but won't run while connected to vehicle. When key is cycled, there is no start up on fuel pump. Do you have any ideas?
Thank you,
Stan


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Aug 23, 2012, 9:53 PM

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Do you have power going to the pump on the gray wire during 2 second prime?




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sharon.72064
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Aug 23, 2012, 10:54 PM

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I don't know, but will check that tomorrow morning. Thank you for your help and pls don't give up on me! I will let you know tomorrow AM


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Aug 24, 2012, 4:07 AM

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Just a maybe is plug for wiring right at/near tank is corroded some and not letting current thru properly,

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Aug 24, 2012, 11:42 AM

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OK, the grey wire at the fuel pump stays on for 3 sec. when tested. The grey wire to the fuel pump also stays on 3 sec. when tested. Upon taking it into shop and hooking up to a 12V, it did NOT start. (a week or so ago, it did briefly start for a quick second, but not today.) Guess we can safely say it's the fuel pump??? This is original fuel pump with 190,000 miles. We will replace fuel pump & let you know if it works! Thank you so much for your valuable help. Couldn't have done it without you.
StanSly


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Aug 24, 2012, 11:59 AM

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What you have verified is everything up to the tank connector for power, not ground. You can have a connector problem, a ground problem or a bad pump. Verify that power supply again, this time using the black ground wire at the pump connector as your ground for the test light.




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sharon.72064
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Aug 24, 2012, 12:02 PM

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ok, will do. thanx again


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Aug 24, 2012, 12:19 PM

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OK, I exposed the BL wire & used as ground wire for test light. The GR wire came on for 3 sec. & went off when key was cycled. Bad Fuel Pump???
Thanks again


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Aug 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

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Assuming it's not a connector beyond that point, yes.




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sharon.72064
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Aug 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

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There are no other connectors since I went to the wiring leading down to fuel pump motor itself using the BL wire ground & using test lite. Thank you so much for your quick responses. I posted your forum on my Facebook page and told people to check it out (hope that was okey). We will now buy a fuel pump. Checking on prices (so far $300 -$400). FYI I watched a video on utube where they suggested cutting a hole in floor board to access the fuel pump. I did this since it was under back seat. It was so simple to get out, after removing back seat & carpet.
Again I really appreciate you. You have a wonderfully helpful site.


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Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM

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Just returned from Little Rock from buying a fuel pump (only $259.00). Put it in and it started like a charm. Wanted to thank you so much, I could'nt have done it without your advice.
Stan LaughLaughLaugh


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Glad to hear it worked out for you. Feel free to promote us anywhere you want. We are just a small group of professional and retired techs that donate out time here.




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