1988 Ford Bronco Starting, fuel

Tiny
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  • 1988 FORD BRONCO
Engine Performance problem
1988 Ford Bronco 2.9l 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 188+ miles

First off-The starter tries to run by itself. It keeps "blowing" starter solenoids and its gettin on my nerves. Second off-I caint seem to get my engine to crank when the starter solenoid does hold up. My fuel pumps wont run, but their good. I just bought a brand new one to go on. It didnt work on there either. So I took the old one hooked up two wires from the battery to it and it run. My Inertia switch is fine. I've done checked it. And all my relays are good. So now I dont have a clue.
Third- I had to take out the old ignition and put in a new one from autozone. Just a simple 3 prong key switch. I got my power wires, starter wires in the right spots. But now I have to have the emergeny brake in for me to even try and start it. Any help would be nice. Ive been rackin my brain. I need some outside help.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 AT 8:29 PM

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Tiny
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Check and test the clutch interlock relay located above clutch pedal
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 12:47 AM
Tiny
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Ok. I checked the clutch interlock relay on the clutch cylinder. It works. I've got compression, i've got spark, and I hooked up a wire to the pump just a min. Ago just to trouble shoot and it still wouldnt crank. Im begginin to think my timin is off but it was fine when I parked it about 2 weeks ago.

P.S.- I parked it to install a new header on the right hand side.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
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Lets start all over I'm lil confused here-Is it cranking over and will not start or just won't crank at all meaning the starter is not engaging the engine
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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Ok. It'll turn over and crank, but it wont start.

I have to have the emergency brake on for it to start too. My fuel pump wont engange. It tries to come on but it dont, it just clicks. I know its good, and all the relays, inertia switch exc.

I just tried it again and it fired up, but it didnt run but for about 5 seconds and stopped, then it wouldnt start again.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 AT 2:53 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Now ive figured it out! I dodnt even have power to my inertia switch! So that means it might be my eec unit. Right?
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
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If there's no power onthe brown wire on the inertia switch check and test the fuel pump relay
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 4:04 PM
Tiny
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Ok. I pulled it and checked it. Its good. Clickin on and off, not stickin. Now what?
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 12:00 AM
Tiny
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The brown wire between the inertia switch and fuel pump relay is open
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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So that would mean? I have ground somewhere? Cut wire? No clue right now. Lol.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 AT 12:15 AM

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