Fuel pump relay location

Tiny
FAWN
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  • 1995 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
Someone said there is a fuel pump relay? Where is it located or is there one?
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 1:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, no there isn't one. If you have a fuel issue, check fuel pressure. If you turn the key on, no crank, can you hear the pump run for a couple of seconds? If not check the fuel pump relay here is a guide and the location of the relay.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please run this test and get back to us.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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Hello, no we cant here the fuel pump run. Was hoping it wasn't the fuel pump, just bought the car for one of my teenage daughters, (twins), had to replace the tranny, got that done was driving to the gas station, acted like it ran out of gas, put gas in and now it wont start.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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You might check the circuits at the fuel pump relay. My info says it is located under the dash, driver side, behind kick panel.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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Ty for your help when my hubby gets home I will have him look! I apperciate your help, twin teenagers are expensive and im trying my best to set them up with cars, as graduation and 18 are approching fast.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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I got three sons, within two years of age, two of them are twins. They are in their mid 20s now. All the boys worked part time through highschool. The twins pooled their money for their first car, shared it for a while.

The firebird should have a fuel pump prime connector, underhood, passenger side firewall, probably a gray wire with electrical connector, nothing plugged into connector. If you run B+ to the connector, the pump should run, you don't have to use the key. I probably should tell you to use an inline fuse on the jumper, run it between the prime connector and positive battery post. If the pump won't run, you'll have to check B+ and ground at the pump connector.
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Monday, April 13th, 2009 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
FAWN
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Good morning, your kids sound great! My girls are both working at jiffy lube lol. They are graduating in june and going to school in seperate directions soon.
They have a 95 thunderbird that they share and we picked the firebird cheap but had to replace the tranny. I cant tell u how much I apperciate your help, im Just trying to get them set up for success. I will pass the info to my hubby and let you know what happens. Thank, Fawn
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Monday, April 13th, 2009 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
FAWN
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Hello, it was the fuel pump, we cut a hole in the top above the fuel tank, and replaced it, took about 2 hrs instead of dropping the tank out, worked out great, I found out that the fuel pump in those cars when run dry a few times burns them out. Its all good now! Thanks for your help,

Fawn
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
GW245
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Electrical problem
1995 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Hello guys,
I removed the kick panel on the driver's side and believe I got the fuel pump relay, grey box, P&B VF28-31F14-Z01, is that the right one? I was told the fuel pump is going out by a mechanic and another told me to check the relay first. Car has trouble staying running, dies while driving, etc.

Should I do something else or am I giving way too little info? Thanks for this site by the way, I appreciate any help at all.

-- Gregg
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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What liter engine?

On the 3.8L the Fp relay is in position N in the relay center
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DJENSEN1970
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  • 6 CYL
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  • 14,600 MILES
IS there an alternative to replacing an in tank fuel pump on a 1995 Firebird--I was told it was an $800.00 job.
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Well, if the pump is out you have to change it. The pump is all one unit in the tank and some of them are crazy high. I dont know if the 800 is labor parts or both. I would suggest try and find a friend that knows some mechs and help you do it yourself wish you were in kansas we are alot cheaper where I work. Sorry? Curt
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MECHCURT
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Hey I got to thinking so I called my parts person and I can get the pump for right at 200$ so be careful out there, some shops? Well you know. Hope this helps. Curt
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
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RICHARDBR
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  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 90,000 MILES
When I crank the engine it sounds like I'm out of gas and won't turn over to start. I have a full tank, so I know it's not the gas. I changed the fuel filter, but still won't start. Could it be anything other than the fuel pump? How do I test the Fuel Pump Rely?
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018 AT 11:39 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, if the vehicle cranks good but won't start, have a helper crank it, while you check for spark at the plugs and injector pulse. If you have both, use a gage and check fuel pressure.

There should be a fuel pump prime connector, behind the battery, gray wire with connector, nothing plugged into it. Use jumper wire with inline fuse, run voltage to the connector, the pump should run. You don't have to use the key.
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