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Old 02-14-2008, 08:50 PM   #31
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The relay is behind the glovebox on the PS. I don't remember for sure which one it is though... I betcha this has come up in the past so a search would probably yeild results.

There is a fuse for it in that location too.

Not sure its related, but what about the ground bus under the carpet near the drivers seat? Has it ever been cleaned of corrosion?

And another question: how much fuel is in the tank? Are you sure its high enough that the pump can suck it up? The car isn't parked at an angle to allow the fuel to slosh to one side of the tank and away from the pump?

Something else you could try would be to spray a bit of ether (starting fluid) into the intake to see if the car will start. If it starts and runs for a couple seconds (till the ether burns off) then at least you could eliminate the engine not running as a possibility.
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i called autozone and they said they have 2 different size fuel pumps for m y88 sse

is this correct.? and if so does anybody know which one is the size i need.? thanks
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I think the only way to tell is to just pull it.
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o.k so i know most of yous are sleeping but i need help as im about to go in the chamber'* and drop my gas tank and change the pump.. can anyone give me any advice like do i remove the 2 straps completely or just one side of each strap.? and i only have a quarter tank of gas so will any come spilling out from anywhere.?

and is the exhaust pipe in the way of me dropping the gas tank.. does the exhaust have to be removed to get the tank out.? thanks guys..
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remove both straps, an impact wrench will be invaluable.
1/4 tank will just make it harder to support when you remove it, have a jack under it to support it. no gas is going to spill out as long as you don't get it extremely crooked where it could come out the fill tube.
on the 92-99 style, some remove the exhaust, some don't. see if you can work around it.
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remove both straps, an impact wrench will be invaluable.
1/4 tank will just make it harder to support when you remove it, have a jack under it to support it. no gas is going to spill out as long as you don't get it extremely crooked where it could come out the fill tube.
on the 92-99 style, some remove the exhaust, some don't. see if you can work around it.

o.k on my 88 sse i also had to remove exhaust to get to the tank..
so this is where im up to right now..

i have the exhaust down and the straps from the tank are off and the tank is just sitting on a jack stand and a peice of wood for leverage right now..

now my question is do i have to disconnect the fuel line coming from where you fill the tank up from when you get gas.?

or can i just lower the jack stand and remove it so i can just get to the pump iwth out disconnecting anything.?

im doing it now so a fast response would be appericated....
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IIRC, brake lines are also in the vicinity. They were on my 87 and we tried to simply pull them aside about 3/4" to clear the tank and they snapped. That'* when we decided to junk the car. Be very careful. I'd assume yours are quite brittle too since the car is 21 years old.

You'll need to disconnect the fuel lines going into the rigid pipes on the pump before you can actually drop the tank.
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IIRC, brake lines are also in the vicinity. They were on my 87 and we tried to simply pull them aside about 3/4" to clear the tank and they snapped. That'* when we decided to junk the car. Be very careful. I'd assume yours are quite brittle too since the car is 21 years old.

You'll need to disconnect the fuel lines going into the rigid pipes on the pump before you can actually drop the tank.
wait im very now.. if i have to remove the fuel lines on the pump before i drop the tank then wont that be impossible to do.?

i can not get to the pump to disconnect those lines unless i let the tank drop down so i can actually get to it correct.?

or is there another way to do it..?



oh and i would turn this car into a custom bed for my bedroom before i ever let the junk yard have her.. its my first car i ever owned so i will keep it for as long as i possibly can...

and i see the brake lines but they dont look like they are that much in the way.. but they do look very very brittle so i will try to be extra carefull but i am working by myself so it is hard to move the tank with one person only and not hit anything..
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drop it down far enough to be able to reach the fuel lines in order to disconnect them, and then lower it all the way after you disconnect them.
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drop it down far enough to be able to reach the fuel lines in order to disconnect them, and then lower it all the way after you disconnect them.
thanks haro.. now do i have to disconnect all the fuel lines.? or only the ones actually going to the pump it self.?
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