I HAVE NO POWER TO THE FUEL PUMP CONNECTOR

  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
  • 1995 DODGE STRATUS
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES

I was driving my car to work and it died. It started back up and did fine. When I got to work and parked, and turned the car off, I tried to turn it back on and it would not start. It makes the "rrrrr, rrrrrr, rrrrrr" sound, it just won't turn over. I checked to see if I heard the fuel pump kicking on and did not, so I assumed my fuel pump was out. I dropped the gas tank and got to the fuel pump and it was NOT kicking on. However, I had the fuel pump tested and it is good. My problem is that the electrical connector that you plug the fuel pump into under the seats, is not putting out any electric, therefore, not kicking the pump on. The only thing that anyone has told me it may be is the ASD relay switch. But I don't even know where that is located. According to a Hayne's manual, it says the ASD relay switch is a little black box located in the fuse box. But all that is in the fuse box is a 20 amp fuse that says ASD fuse. Is that the same thing? Also, I am not getting any spark when I try to start the car, but was also told that the ASD relay switch would stop spark too. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:17 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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The ASD will shut down both. That is where I would start.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:25 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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Is the ASD just a fuse though? All we could find in the fuse box was a 20 amp fuse that said ASD on it. Nothing that was like the little black box that says ASD relay switch. Is it just the fuse? Because if so the little 20 amp fuse was good.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:45 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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There is an ASD relay under the hood in the power distribution box. Check the relay.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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Thank you so very much! We really appreciate it.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Let me know what you find. Also, remove the ASD relay and find another one in the box that has the same part number. Just switch them to see if there is a change.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 5:55 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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Thank you. Will try it as soon as we get home. Thanks so much! Will let you know what we find out.

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 AT 6:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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We removed the ASD relay and switched them and there was no change. We still have no power going to the fuel pump connector. Does this mean that the ASD relay is good? We were told something about the ASD might be "activated" and we would have to "deactivate" it. But have no idea what that means.

And then someone else said check the Crank Shaft Sensor. Would that have anything to do with it? The engine still "rrrr rrrr rrrr" it just won't turn over and when the fuel pump is plugged in, it does not kick on at all.

Thank you for any other help you may have. We were hoping it was the ASD but doesn't seem to be, unless we are missing something.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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It doesn't seem like you are missing anything. Check to see if there is power at the fuel pump relay.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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I just talked to my dad and he said he did that when he was testing the ASD and it shows that there is power at the fuel pump relay. He says with the tester, the tester lights up saying it has power at the fuel pump relay connector.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:51 PM
  • Tiny
  • Buddhaluv79
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My dad says that his buddy that is helping him took out the fuel pump relay switch out of the fuse box and then put a jumper wire into the compartment where the fuel pump relay switch goes into and when he did that there was power back at the electric connector and the pump started working. But then when they put the fuel pump relay switch back in it stopped working. So they thought that fuse was bad, but they switched it with another fuse and it still didn't work. Hope this is making sense. So they did get power when the put a jumper cable into the fuse box (at the Fuel Pump Relay fuse) but not when they put in the fuse.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 4:57 PM

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