1997 Jeep Wrangler Starting after minor accident

Tiny
JOE200353
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  • 1997 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 160,000 MILES
My jeep was struck and dented in the gas tank area. There was no leaking of fuel and the vehicle otherwise appears ok but will not start. I was told the fuel pump may have automatically cut-off and must be re-set. Is this something I can do myself? Is there a re-set button? Jeep cranks but will not turn over. Thanks.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 6:09 AM

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Tiny
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Ok from what I can find no inertia switch all I find is a fuel pump relay and fuel pump module. Now the module is on top of the fuel tank or part of the fuel pump may be damaged. So if you would like I can send you procedure to check the relay if you like and you can check it just to be sure it is good. But you will have to get to the top of the tank or pull the fuel pump to check the module. Let me know what you want to do.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 9:07 AM
Tiny
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The procedure to check the relay would be helpful. Not sure how that is done here. My email is the same as my user name @yahoo. Com if needed. Thanks.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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You will need a digital multi meter first. Now you need to unplug the fuel pump relay check for continuity between term. 87a and 30 there should be no continuity.
Now you will need to build a couple of jumper wires for the relay ok. Now from the possitive side of batt. to term. 86 and neg. side of batt to term 85 now there should be continuity between term. 30 and 87, and no continuity between term 87a and 30 if you find anything other then replace the relay. Here is a pic of the relay so you know which term it which ok. Let me know how it goes.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_fuel_pump_relay_1.jpg

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Monday, December 1st, 2008 AT 10:41 AM

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