replaced fuel pump


Asked by Oct 06, 2014 at 11:49 PM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the fuel pump and the car still wont start what else could it be?

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It could be a lot of things. Does the car turn over?

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no its not


these guys working on the car said the fuel pump is bad so i replaced it and it still wont start..

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I would start with the battery. See if its hooked up correctly and tight.

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was driving down the road when the car just stopped and shut off

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something in the car was draining the battery in the first place I had to buy a brand new battery this car is a total lemon.. in the almost 3 months we have had it we replaced the water pump,breaks,tires, 3 batteries,now fuel pump

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2000 Saturn SL 4 cylinder


All S series Saturns are 4cyl. It's an older car and probably needs maintenance. Tires, water pump and brakes are not anything but maintenance. 3 batteries however is a problem. Does the car have an aftermarket alarm/starter and/or aftermarket stereo?

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where is the fuel pump relay switch? please help and thanks...

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they put the stereo in its new and no alarm


The fuel pump relay should be in the fuse box under the hood. Swap it out with another relay you know works, headlight, power windows ect. Try starting it, if it works then you need a new relay. The stereo was put in after you bought it? Look for remains of an old alarm or stereo wiring. They might be hooked up still and draining the he battery.

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ok thanks so much!


Any time. I just hope it starts and you find what's draining your battery. Also look for any lights that might be on when the car is off. Luke glove box, trunk, under hood ect.


Just curious, how many miles are on the car?


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Great link Tom! Thanks for your input.

fuel pump relay and related fuse for a 2001 SL1 is located under removable cover near passengers left knee... fyi

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