Does my fuel pump work

Tiny
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  • 1998 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 179,000 MILES
I WANNA SEE IF MY FUEL PUMP WORKS BUT I HAVE TAKEN OFF THE MANIFOLD ALONG WITH THE INJECTORS AND ALL THE CONNECTORS WITH THE THROTTLE, I DISCONNECTED THE FUEL LINE FROM THE BOTTOM AND PUT IT IN A BOOTLE FOR THE RELEASE OF GAS. CAN I STIIL CHECK SEE IF MY FUEL PUMP WORKS THIS WAY?
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 2:49 AM

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Tiny
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If its the input fuel should come out when the fuel pump comes on if not its shot
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 2:54 AM
Tiny
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THEN ITS THE PUMP, I EVEN PUT IN A NEW FILTER BUT WHEN I TURNED THE KEY FOR THE PUMP TO GO ON I HEARD THAT IT MADE A NOISE BUT NO FUEL CAME OUT. THANKS
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 3:02 AM
Tiny
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If you hear the fuel pump come on but no fuel -its a goner
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 3:21 AM
Tiny
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It's only going to run for one second. You have to be cranking the engine for it to turn on again or you'll have to bypass the fuel pump relay or the automatic shutdown (ASD) relay. That can be done with the ignition switch off. Connect terminals 30 and 87 with a stretched out paper clip or piece of wire.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 3:22 AM
Tiny
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Well I bypassed the relay and I heard the pump but nothing came out. Damn pump
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
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Hmmm. Never heard of one running but not pumping gas. Any chance the tank is empty? Usually Chrysler pumps fail to start up when the brushes in the motor are worn, but banging on the bottom of the tank will get 'em going. Once they're running, they rarely quit until you stop the engine.
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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I banged it a lil bit but didnt work. So I took out the pump put some gas in bucket and positioned the pump as if it was in the tank connected (just to try it one more time ) it directly and I heard it running but nothing came out. As I picked it up from where it was I shook it to gas the last drops from the pouch, I heard something loose from the inside of the pump like a really small bearing or something. Is that normal for a pump?
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 AT 2:39 AM
Tiny
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Don't know but parts shouldn't be spewing from any pump. All I've ever done with Chrysler pumps is to replace them when they're dead. Never had one with a low pressure problem or that would run but not pump fuel.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 AT 4:24 PM

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