I have not had a chance to further check the fuel pump voltage with the connector
partially connected. I believe that I can use some very small wire to wrap around the pins and still get the connector on. With that said I have looked further at the fusible links and do now wonder if one or more are blown. The small gauge ones do seem 'stretchy". One thing that confuses me is that most of them factory molded to the wire, sometime up to six fusible links are molded to one or two wires. I have attached some pictures. The electrical tape is temporary to seal where I punched a pin through the wire. In the case where there are multiple links molded to a wire/or wires do I need to cut out the entire section and replace all links associated with the molded section?
Before doing anything further would you still suggest that I try to check the voltage at the pump with a test light or volt meter as you earlier suggested?
The lighter colored white/gray ones seem to be the ones that I question. There is a larger grayish one with a nick in the insulation that I ignored earlier since I got continuity through(I understand now the continuity test is not a good test).
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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 AT 11:25 AM