OK, here is what I did yesterday:
I disconnected the fuel filter and connector for fuel pump. Applied 12V to the pin for fuel pump. No gas through the hanging fuel line (disconnected from filter). Replaced the filter with a new one, put everything back together, reinstalled fully charged battery. I applied then the rubber mallet method to the gas tank. I heard that a stuck pump might start to run again if you do so. I then turned the key to start (not run) to prime the gas line. I checked thre fuel pressure check port and now have plenty of gas! I was so happy! Not for long. The engine will not start. Tried to start it about4 or 5 times without success. OK now I flooded the engine I said to myself and tried to start with the pedal to the metal about 5 times. Nothing, just the engine turning, but not starting. Check the gas pressure port and no gas! Maybe because of the pedal to the metal technique. I disconnected the battery and will try again today to see if the pump will send gas to the engine, starting fresh. I am afraid there are some sort of safety interlockings that will not allow the pump to run. Or the pump is bad. Or maybe something with the engine. What do you think I should do now?
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 5:07 AM