Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Chevy Corsica 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 81000 miles
Hello, my husband has a show car. It's the 88 corsica. We have had it sitting in our garage not moved for about 5 years. He and his friends have decided to get it started to show it again. It last worked fine but years of neglect (it's always garaged). Has taken it's toll. Yesterday they changed out the ignition control module that did indeed test bad. Then the changed out the Cam sensor which got the car to almost turn on but not stay on. We had gotten exhaust out of the pipes. It was 5 gallons of fuel in it right now. There is no noise from the fuel pump. But before changing the fuel pump out we would like to test the relay however do not know which of the 3 or 4 relays it is and the location. Can you help? Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for your quick response!
With the picture it is really hard to see what and where it is. We just removed the one furthest to the right which is a relay with a part numer 5167. However this relay wasn't hooked up to anything which we found odd? There are 3 more relays mounted on the back of the bracket all connected. And have the same part numbers that are 8150 I believe and the one in the middle has a different number. I thought for sure this relay that wasn't plugged into anything would for sure have been the problem however, I think maybe it's an extra relay mounted on. Maybe? Like how some cars have extra backup fuses. So confusing. I am workiong with my brother in law as I wanted to surprise my hubby by having it started when he got home. Or at least astep closer. Can I ask you what that diagram is from? Unfortunately teh auto zone and kragen did not carry the chilton book. Wasn't there today when I went looking for it.
I will enclose a picture of us pointing at the relay that has nothing hooked up to it, no harness, nothing. The relay just sits there. Strange.
I'm very grateful for your super fast response! Thanks again! And take care!
August, 16, 2010 AT 7:03 PM
If it was me I'll go at the fuel pump 1st if it will come on, by powering it from the battery if it does then I'll go at the fuel pump relay.