Thanks for the reply HT, but turns out the fuel pump had gone south.
What amazed me is there was no spark (I know a spark when I see or
'feel it") until we banged on the tank hard enough to revive the pump.
I assume there must be a "no fuel pressure means no spark to the
Are you sure your banging didn't fix something else? It's possible your "no
spark" and "no fuel pump" had a different common cause. If the ECM doesn't
detect inputs from the Crankshaft position sensor, it won't make spark, and
it will open the fuel pump relay.