'89 that doesn't wanna run

Tiny
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I 've been looking for a corvette ever since I joined the military and had to sell mine and found a decent 89 that needs some love the guy who has it sent me this to me it sounds like and ecm but I don't wanna dump tooo much money into it if its worse, since I just got out of the military and im not rolling in the money to buy a money pit of a car. His message>>. The car has no injector pulse. Has new distributor, and fuel injector. Ran rough and stalled one day and never started again
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
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Check for fuel at the fuel rail.
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
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So what do you think is this car worth the trouble body is good needs paint, but its straight. Interior is almst mint
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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 AT 11:05 PM
Tiny
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I need some pictures also mileage on motor previous repairs.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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So I decided against the '89 got an '87 and guess what this one don't wanna run either lol I think fuel pump if gone I don't hear any hum from it when I try to start, replaced relay and still nothing pressed fuel pressure port and sounds like little burst of air how hard or how much am I looking at to replace pump could this be done in the driveway?
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 10:10 PM
Tiny
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Recently got an 88, ran but had rough idle & would not start when hot. After mechanic tore thur it, the fuel sending unit which includes the fuel pump & is inside the gas tank had rusted badly & screwed up the fuel filter & then the injectors, He had them cleaned & tested for around $160 & one was bad & cost $50. They are Acell injectors & the set of eight was only around $300 ish. They were quite helpful on the phone at Acell. After this change it ran great & started when hot.

Got the fuel sending unit on Ebay for $100 plus s&h, new they are $450 ish.

Labor to get the injectors change was $475.

If you get the gas flowing & have good injectors, plugs, wires, cap, rotor should run. Corvettes just get pricey, there's so much crap on the top of the motor just to get to the injectors. Could give it a go yourself with the OEM manual, also got one on Ebay.

See ya - Rich
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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You should be able to do the fuel pump switch in the driveway :P. Not to hard off a job
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 AT 8:26 AM

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