Fuel pump relay problem?
My '84 500 sel cut out today and would not restart. I jumped the #7 and #8 terminals( fuel pump relay) in the fuse box with a paper clip and I was able to get home. Of course, the fuel pump continues to run until I remove the paperclip. My question is this: Will this do any damage to the engine(flooding, etc.) until I figure out if it is the relay itself or whatever makes the relay switch on those two terminals? It takes me an additional minute to remove the jumper after I shut off the engine. Also, how would you check this circuit to determine if it is the relay or not? I replaced the relay with a used one of questionable value. I still had to jump it to get home. Naturally, it is Friday night and Phil the parts guy is gone til Monday am!!