I have 87 vw cabriolet that is blowing the fuel relay. What would cause this?

Asked by Jul 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM about the 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have 87 vw cabriolet that the fuel relay keeps going out on.
Would like to know what is causing this to happen.

1 Answer

195

I would check the fuel pump ground and see if there is a corrosion issue there. That could cause the circut to draw extra amps. I have seen this problem happen when there is an internal short in the fuel pump itself. The unit will continue to work fine but it is drawing to many amps and will burn out the relay. Replacement of the fuel pump is the only way to solve the problem at that point.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions

Volkswagen Cabriolet Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 240
#2 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 230
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
151 Great Deals out of 6,283 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Civic
1,179 Great Deals out of 66,808 listings starting at $695
Used Volkswagen Jetta
735 Great Deals out of 29,915 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volkswagen Golf
35 Great Deals out of 2,997 listings starting at $2,223
Used Toyota 4Runner
407 Great Deals out of 20,535 listings starting at $2,499
Used Ford Thunderbird
30 Great Deals out of 1,150 listings starting at $6,995