Thanks to BeeVee, I found out that there is juice to the pump, but now I
have to figure out what is really going on here. I believe what I have
done so far is telling me that the connectors inside the socket for the fuel
pump relay are bad and here is why:
1) I connected a grounding wire from the fuel tank to the frame.
2) Tried to start the car, no start.
3) I left that ground on and built a jumper wire to hot wire the pump to
the battery. Instead of hotwiring it directly to the pump, I decided that I
would see if the wires going to the pump were okay. So, I took a small
finishing nail and plugged it into the fuel pump relay socket that goes to
the fuel pump. I clipped an alligator clip attached to a jumper wire to it
and touched the alligator clip at the other end of the jumper wire to the
battery (a little different than BeeVee suggested, but accomplishing the
same circuit). In any event, the pump came on and ran. I didn't want to
run it that way too long, but I did try it several times to make sure it
kicked on each time, and it did.
4) If you remember, I already checked the lines going INTO that fuel pump
relay and they are showing that they have juice going to them.
It just seems logical to me that if you have the incoming wires testing out
fine, and a hotwired outgoing wire testing out fine, that it must be the
fuel pump relay socket connectors. I am a little concerned about putting
regular clip on connectors to it because I will have some bare connectors
that could arc to each other.
Do any of you agree that I should change out those socket connectors next?
If so, should I go to a junk yard to get a regular casing connector, or can
I use bare metal slip on connectors? Or do you think that there is a
possibility that I got TWO bad relays from AutoZone? Seems remote to me.
Thanks for any help you can give me. Take Care, Sharon