To check for spark, get an extra spark plug. You could use the one from your lawn mower if you don't have any laying around. Remove one of the spark plug wires from the engine and plug the wire on to the extra wire. Next lay the plug (metal part) in a steel part of the engine (intake, exhaust manifold.) Anywhere it can get a ground. Have a helper crank the engine while you watch the bottom of the spark plug. It should spark. Let me know what happens.
As far as the fuel pump, it's not as easy but you could do it. Stop by the local Auto Zone or other parts store and ask if they rent tools. If so, and many do, tell them you need the tool to check fuel pump pressure. Inside the box will explain how to use the tool they gave you. If not, ask them. Your fuel pressure should be in the area of 45 PSI. Also, when you turn the switch on, can you hear the pump turn on for a second? You should be able to.
Let me know if you run into trouble, and I want to hear the outcome.
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 7:39 PM