does the electric fuel pump have a fuse? it doesnt make any noise when i turn the key on and it wont start but it will fire when i put starting fluid in the carb for 5 sec.

Asked by Mar 23, 2014 at 01:41 AM about the 1979 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If it's factory fitted it should have. If its been changed from a manual pump to electric by someone else , it's anybody's guess. Electric pumps do fail but they should make a ticking sound if they are working. Being very careful of fire, take the fuel line off the carby and turn the ignition on. You'll soon know if it is working.

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is it wired hot to the ignition or a fuse under the dash if it is factory?

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a relay behind the seat next to computer, the factory electric pump must have a good ground also currant from ing. on keyed ignition and a pump switch at the starter circuit ether one will fire the engine. Fuses also , check them with trouble light

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Carbureted Super Beetles all came from the factory with a mechanical fuel pump. Your installation is a custom one. You must locate the pump and trace out the wiring.

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