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'73 2.0 Electrical Problem

I had a leaky #3 fuel injector which I removed and replaced the inner and outer seals on and the rubber fuel lead from the main circuit to the injector.

When I was done, I reconnected everything and hooked up the battery. When I went to start it, there was no fuel pump whine. I checked the fuse on the main relay and it is not blown.

Is there any way to trouble shoot this without a test light? If not, I will get one and proceed with the manual instructions for trouble shooting the main relay board.

Is it fairly common for fuel pump relay to die suddenly?

Thanks, John
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There is a couple of relays in the engine bay circuit board. Pull them and look for corrosion....be sure that you put them back in correctly. If you not yet bought a haynes or Clymer manual, this would be a good time to do it...

There are hints in there that can allow you to hot wire the fuel pump...one time my relay decided to die. And I was able to get home...
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Mike:

Thanks for your reply. I have the Clymer manual which I find generally helpful. One thing to add--the car ran fine before today's attempted repair so I wasn't expecting any problems except maybe continued leaking gas.

I inspected the fuel pump relay and none of the poles had really any kind of corrosion at all. The car ran fine just a couple of weeks ago except for the leaking injector.

I will get a test light and try to diagnose the electrical snafu further.
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There's a tech article on the 914 Fan Page about the fuel pump control system on the D-jet cars. (I presume you're running D-jet.) The title is, if I recall, a bit confusing--doesn't mention the pump specifically.

Anyway, check it out. It's a good article. One of the folks from the old Porschefans 914 list wrote it up when I was having fuel pump problems.

http://www.914fan.net

--DD
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