can you bypass the fuel pump relay on a 1997 gmc sonoma

jkiefer23
0

Asked by Aug 07, 2014 at 10:19 PM about the GMC Sonoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have no power at the pump. can i run a new positive lead from the fuse box straight to the pump? I tried it and this works, BUT is it safe???

2 Answers

Michael Kane
19,825

I would not reccomend that. The relay is in place for a reason.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Deathjam4
5,665

you can't drive it this way the relay controls the fuel pumps off and on while the vehicle is running so no its not safe to bypass the fuel pump. try just replacing the relay and check the wires to the fuel pump you likely have a bad wire or relay.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1997 gmc sonoma just changed fuel pump and fuel pump relay, getting gas but still will not start 2 answers

    I have changed the fuel pump and the fuel pump relay, getting plenty of fuel, but still will not start

    1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why wont my 1997 GMC Sonoma start. 8 answers

    Hi my 1997 GMC sonoma has been giving me problems. I was driving one day and then the engine shut off completely. The battery however was working fine and all lights were turning on. I got it towed ho...

    1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport 4WD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • fuel pump 2 answers

    I have a 95 gmc sonoma change the fuel and relays and the pump still not pushing gas out the tank threw the lines but its coming on. Dont understand this one do i need to change the pump housing t...

    1995 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • there its not power going to my fuel pump 3 answers

    I replace the fuel pump on my gmc sonoma 2000 lsl model but there its not reciving power, i change the fuel pump relay but still not working

    2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Ext Cab Short Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel injections gmc sonoma 1 answer

    repair fuel injections for a 2001 GMC Sonoma

    2001 GMC Sonoma SL Short Bed 2WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search GMC Sonoma Questions

GMC Sonoma Experts

#1 parkle
parkle
Reputation 540
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 380
#3 James Mayfield
James Mayfield
Reputation 270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet S-10"
14 Great Deals out of 1,611 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Ranger"
232 Great Deals out of 6,775 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado"
238 Great Deals out of 15,116 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Tacoma"
412 Great Deals out of 22,318 listings starting at $2,250
Used Ford F-150"
2,179 Great Deals out of 207,801 listings starting at $1,299
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
655 Great Deals out of 47,468 listings starting at $2,300
Used GMC Canyon"
91 Great Deals out of 7,205 listings starting at $2,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,576 Great Deals out of 117,218 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota"
106 Great Deals out of 4,063 listings starting at $1,950
Used Nissan Frontier"
258 Great Deals out of 20,149 listings starting at $1,998
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
454 Great Deals out of 11,883 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Pickup"
131 listings starting at $3,990
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500"
1,009 listings starting at $3,795
Used Chevrolet Blazer"
1,440 listings starting at $1,599
Used GMC Jimmy"
348 listings starting at $1,495