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Old 03-04-2013, 09:14 PM
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get some starting fluid ,shoot some into the air intake (unclamp the air filter housing and shoot it in there)if it runs on the starting fluid then you have a fuel delivery issue.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 PM
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actually you're hearing the fuel pump relay enable to allow the fuel pump to build up pressure prior to start up. Then you hear it disenable (not a word but I don't care). Technically the relay can be just fine but if your fuel pump is dead/shorted it ain't gonna matter....so just hearing the relay action alone does not mean the fuel pump itself is "good" (I don't believe)

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I believe this was stated before but the easiest way to see if the fuel pump is working is to turn everything else off and then turn the key to the on position without trying to crank it. If the fuel pump is working properly you should be able to hear it easily.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:19 AM
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Actually, I hear the fuel pump growling as it makes pumping noises. I really can not hear the relay change state, Unless the relay is capable of making growling noises.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:50 AM
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Sounds to me like he's been drink'n to much Jack Daniels.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:37 AM
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the noise I'm talking about is in clicking in the direction of the instr panel junc block where the fuel pump relay resides.

I've never heard any growling from the fuel tank area. In fact I'm surprised you could hear the pump through the floor of the car. Especially at your age Unc
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:11 AM
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It's amazen what can be heard if you don't turn on the danged radio first thing!
Danged whippersnappers!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:23 PM
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New tires, new brakes, new shocks should take care of everything. If not buy some LED tail lights. It's sure to start then.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:06 AM
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I've never heard any growling from the fuel tank area. In fact I'm surprised you could hear the pump through the floor of the car. Especially at your age Unc
Ok made a liar out of myself -- at least on my 95 SC2 -- I can hear the pump a-growlin....
But can't hear it in the 97SC2.....
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:20 AM
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nanner, nanner ------and --Nanner
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I've done that to myself a few hundred times derf, don't feel to bad.
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