If you have spark, the ASD relay is working. Listen for the hum of the fuel pump when you turn on the ignition switch. It should run for one second, then turn off. If you don't hear it run, bang on the bottom of the tank. That will often get it started. You might have to bang on the tank while a helper is cranking the engine. After that one second burst, the pump should run again when the Engine Computer sees engine rotation, (cranking or running). The fact that the Automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay turns on and you have spark proves the computer knows the engine is rotating.
It probably ran that couple of seconds due to stored fuel pressure in the fuel line. The pumps will rarely quit working while they're running. They typically fail to start up due to worn brushes in the pump's motor. At the mileage you listed, it's past due to need a pump.
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 2:12 PM