Mechanics

CHEVY FUEL PUMP VOLTAGE

2000 Chevrolet S-10

Electrical problem
2000 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 220000 miles

My 2000 chevy s10 suddenly quit running last week. Engine cranks but won't start, no fuel pressure. Fuel pump won't run; relay and ecm-b fuse check out ok, but grey power lead going to pump only shows 5 v on digital voltmeter, using either the black lead or the truck frame as ground. What could be causing this, and could this cause my fuel pump to not work at all?
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Enesengr
November 2, 2009.




Welcome to the forum, did you check voltage circuit at the relay? Any fuses you checked, did you use a testlite and see if the fuse circuit was hot? If you know which terminal at the relay is for the gray wire, you can use jumper wire from battery voltage to that terminal, use inline fuse, the pump should run. Voltage to load side of relay is hot all the time. Voltage to coil side of relay should go hot with the engine cranking. There is the initial prime, but, I wouldn't worry about that at the moment.

JDL
Nov 2, 2009.
Here's what I have determined so far: > Both the ecm-b fuse and the fuel pump relay are hot, both receiving full 12 volts with ignition on or off.

> Fuse and relay both check out ok.

> Ecm-b circuit goes to the ignition switch and then to the fuel pump via the grey wire, but only delivers 5 volts.

> Grey wire will remain hot as long as ignition is on, even if relay is removed.

> Coil side of relay becomes hot when engine is cranked, and remains hot for about two or three seconds after stopping. This circuit terminates at upper left terminal of square plug on fuel pump, and delivers full voltage.

> Fuel pump does not run, even when full voltage is applied to grey wire.

Tiny
Enesengr
Nov 3, 2009.
If you have good voltage and ground at the pump and no pump action, suspect the pump.
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JDL
Nov 3, 2009.
Replaced fuel pump, still not working. Have full 12 volts at fuse and on both sides of relay, still only getting 5 volts at pump. Any ideas?

Tiny
Enesengr
Nov 8, 2009.
What color wire did you check voltage on, at the rear, engine cranking. Gray wire is voltage to pump motor, if relay is energized. Did you check the ground circuit? I did mention checking for good voltage and ground before replacing the pump. If the gray wire at the front has good voltage and big voltage drop at the gray wire at rear, replace gray wire from front to rear. You need to be sure before cutting or replacing anything. I can't see anything from here? I have to rely on what you tell me.

JDL
Nov 8, 2009.
I am having the exact same problem. What did you do to get the fuel pump voltage problem resolved?

Tiny
Curt1298
Jan 18, 2010.

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