Originally Posted by apricot
think I may have found the problem with the fuel pump. The relay, It shows signs of arching. What'* your thought on that? She'* running now, with the same relay because I can't get a relay here until Monday when the dealer is opened. So if she dies again hopefully I can get her back by hitting the relay to loosen the armature inside. I'm thinking with the arching it'* getting stuck not allowing it to close. What do you think?
Did you say earlier that you switched the relay with another identical one? That would be an easy check.
Has the double battery cable been checked thoroughly for corrosion, even down into the cable itself, and at the grounds for accessories at the fender next to battery?
The VATS would cycle after 3 minutes and allow the car to start. Mine in 98 has had a quirk when key is turned fast from off to start and turns off cranking only for 3 minutes; that'* without turning the key to crank 3 times with wrong reading on resistor chip. I think it might be ignition switch contacts down on steering column.