1984 Volkswagen Rabbit fuel system problem

Tiny
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  • 1984 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 115,000 MILES
My fuel system cut out on me the other day, I replaced the fuel pump with a used pump from a 81 rabbit it works, then my fuel filter, then discovered the relay was bad so I fixed it, now it still isnt pumping out fuel to the engine any idea on what it may be?
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 1:08 PM

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Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure and also for an injection pulses from the injector/s.

Do you have spark? If so spray some carb. Cleaner into the throttle body -did it start and die-if so continue to troubleshoot the fuel system.
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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Ive got a spark the injectors are clean its just im not getting fuel even before the fuel filter

it cranks and turns spark and all just no fuel
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 1:24 PM
Tiny
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Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn the key to run-if so check the fuel pressure-if not check for power at the fuel pump connector.
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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Yup I hear it start pumping when I turn the key, how should I check the fuel pressure?
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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Please! Do so and comeback with your readings.
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Monday, February 25th, 2008 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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Their is a fine mesh cup in the gas tank which is a prefilter. Remove the fuel tank sender and you will see it at the bottom of the tank. Their is a handle on the filter[like a pail]that you can reach with a coat hanger, pull and discard the filter.
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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 AT 11:55 PM

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