PUT THE JUMPER CABLES ON WRONG

  • Tiny
  • William29
  • 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

What can be wrong wit my car I jump start the car but evidently put the cables wrong then it did not start because the fuel pump did not pump.

I fitted a new pump so it start then I just drive a few kilometers and parked the car. When I wanted to drive again it starts but just went dead after a few seconds. There is power on the harness but the pump won't pump. What can be the fault. I need help urgently.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 7:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Did you reverse the cables? If so, look for blown main fuses as well as other fuses.

Roy

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • William29
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I did but the thing is after I fitet a new pump it did start again but when I parked the car and after a few hours when I wanted to drive again it starts but just went dead I checked the cables that plug in at the fuel pump I did get power on them but the pump don't comes on when I plug it in

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 7:46 PM
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Did you use a new or used pump? Check your connections, make sure you have gas and re check the fuses.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 7:48 PM

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