Hi all.. So after a much ado Ive decided to ask if anyone can give me some advice on my issue.
Initial Problem: Was idling and conked out and now wont start.. tries to turn over, just wont start. Tank has gas, good battery, starter cranks like mad.
Check for spark. Has good spark.
Checked voltage at fuel and main relay, has 12v
Checked all fuses good.
Checked voltage at pump.. no voltage..
So it would appear that if I had power at the relay but no power at the pump, the line is dead somewhere in between..
So I hotwired pump from relay with my own wires to the pump.. Pump makes its starting noise. Still No start.
Popped the fuel rail after the fuel filter.. getting fuel flow as long as the pump is hotwired.
As a double check I tried a replacement brain. No difference.
Spark Plugs were pretty bad looking, so I swapped them all out.
then it snowed and Xmas came.. took a few days off..
Got back at it, but NOW whenever I try and hotwire the pump from the relay, I blow the fuel pump fuse.. this is odd, as it worked fine before I gave up for a week.. Tried hotwire the pump direct from battery, pump motor still comes on. Ive blown 8 fuses today trying different things. (diff wires, cleaning leads etc... )
Just in case, I swapped out the fuel filter, as I read somewhere that a bad filter can cause stress at the pump and blow a fuse.. Still no difference..
What am I missing here? Tomorrow I plan to pop the Distributor Cap and clean it out and make sure all is dry, but this wouldnt explain my suddenly blowing fuel pump fuse every time I hotwire the relay..
Frustrating as just when it seems Im making progress, the new issue of the blowing fuse pops up
Could it be I need to reset the brain after changing the plugs?