where is the fuel pump located

Asked by Apr 21, 2012 at 07:42 AM about the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

started up 92 cutlass supreme convt after putting in new starter after sitting for over a year.  it started right up.  shut if off to button things up and it would not start again.  put in new gas, oil, checked pump fuse. acts like it has spark after spraying ether in.  could it be anything else than the pump.

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Could be a number of things including the pump which is in the gas tank. You determined you have spark. That is a good start. Have someone help you on this. Have them put an ear close to gas tank while you turn the key to on. Don't try to start it yet. This makes too many other noises that can obscure pump noise. They should hear the pump run for a few seconds then stop. What works really well is a stethoscope put to the tank. If you are sure the pump is not running you will have to look into power supply to the pump. The ECM delivers power to the relay for the pump. Check if relay is engaging. Use your stethoscope again. If relay clicks and no fuel pump most likely bad pump. If no relay engagement look to ECM or pump relay.

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