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Old 03-01-2005, 10:13 AM   #21
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When my dad'* pump was dying, 12v to the pump prime lead next to the battery wouldn't work. Cranked the charger up to 18v and the pump kicked in and continued to work for a few days.
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When my dad'* pump was dying, 12v to the pump prime lead next to the battery wouldn't work. Cranked the charger up to 18v and the pump kicked in and continued to work for a few days.
uhhh... arent you supposed to ground that lead? Thus they make it green?

Im not POSITIVE... just had to check
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thanks for all the advice. Unfortunately it'* been snowing everyday and the car is sitting out in the driveway. I'll try your techniques when the weather improves.

Please keep the suggestions coming in because I'm willing to try them all!!! Whatever is wrong, I'll have to fix it. I just wish I knew if it was the relay or the pump.
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If you meter the lead on a good system, you will see 12v when the engine is running. Is an excellent test point as well as a point to use to prime.

In GM-ese, there is no earth ground and chassis ground is usually black.
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have never had problems doing this in the 15 yrs as working as a auto tech.we do this at my job so we don't have to push big vans and trucks into the bays to work on them. also have many other friends that are techs that use the same technique to shock fuel pumps into working.
ok, just be sure to get video of any explosions.
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try this. while someone tries to start the car, use a hammer to bang on the underneath side of the gas tank. sometimes this will shock the fuel pump into working.
Well I finally got around to trying it. I must have banged against the gas tank approximately 75 times. I had someone try to turn it over and had no luck. I also tried switching around the relays that were behind the glovebox and again no luck. I think my Bonne is trying to tell me something.
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Well I finally was able to get the car in the garage, up on blocks checked the wiring to the fuel pump and decided it was the pump. Removed the tank which wasn't as easy as I thought. Had to replace the straps since I had to cut them, the nuts just spun as I tried to remove them. Replaced the fuel pump, sack. straps, and did an oil change as well as rear brakes. The car is now running and is back on the road with over 452,000 KLM'* on her. The problem I have now is it has a slight miss when it comes off idle.

Just thought I would keep you all updated.

There was a point in time where I had 2 cars that were down.

Now I can say again.........Maymybonneliveforever!
Thanks for all your help.
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PS. By the way it'* white with 453,536 Km.
how many miles is that???
453 536 kilometers = 281 814.205 miles

ok thanks wow that is alot of miles


back to your regualar scheduled program
By the way, got you beat with my 1990 Bonneville LE. It now has 303,700 miles and still going.
Nice to see that there are a lot of happy Bonneville owners around the country. I get tired of hearing all this stuff that America cannot build anything that will hold up, you have to buy from Japan or Germany to get that. Phooy!
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