No professional likes throwing random parts at a problem. I read way too often when someone replaces the fuel pump and has the same problem. The first thing to do is check for spark. Don't get hung up on the first thing you find missing, ... Fuel pressure in this case. If you don't have spark, we have to look for what the two systems have in common.
If you do have spark, my next step would be to leave the jumper in the relay socket, then test for voltage at the fuel pump connector. A test light will be more accurate in this case than a voltmeter. If you find 12 volts there, look for a corroded ground wire. Remember, you have two different problems, a dead fuel pump and a dead fuel gauge. The only thing the two circuits have in common is the ground wire.
Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 6:45 PM