Yes have to remove it. You can bench test it. It's not good to run them for more than a second or 2 with no gas because they are actually gas cooled and lubricated. But you can touch power to them briefly to make sure they at least turn.
Sometimes you can resurrect a 'stuck' pump just by whacking fuel tank with a piece of wood (don't hit it hard enough to dent it!).
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 9:53 PM