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Old 08-23-2005, 11:00 AM
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83 500sl Pulled From An E. Tx Farm Needs Help To Live

FARMER JONES SAID IT STARTED ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO....BEEN RESTING IN AN E. TX OPEN FIELD FOR 3 YEARS NOW....

I'M REALLY NOT A MECHANICAL GUY BUT I HAVE LOVED THE 500SL SINCE I SAW ONE IN HIGH SCHOOL....

I JUST GOT IT IN MY GARAGE THIS PAST WEEKEND IN ROWLETT, TX AND JUST ABOUT THROUGH MY RIGHT ARM OUT TRYING TO GET ALL THE OXIDITATION OFF THIS BAD BOY..... I'TS GOING TO BE OK ON THE PAINT... HOWEVER, I'M GUNNA LOOK LIKE POPEYE WITH THE HUGE FOREARM OR SOME DANG MASTERBATER CHAMPION WHEN ITS DONE!!!LOL!!!

QUESTION.......

THE CAR WILL TURN OVER BUT NOT START.....I CHANGED OUT THE GAS IN THE TANK AND NOTICED I DONT HEAR ANY CLICKING LIKE I THINK I WOULD HEAR FROM THE FUEL PUMP....

IT THIS THE CASE AND IF SO...WHERE CAN I GET ONE CHEAP???

LITTLE HELP!!!!!!!

THANKS....
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:08 PM
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83 500 sl fuel pump

the fuel pump is a rotary motor ,about the size of a quart jar, right rear by axle shaft. It should HUM as it runs a few seconds when you turn the key to ON.

I strongly advise you disconnect the fuel line at the fuel distributor and flush out the line real good from the tank to the end, and all the other fuel lines (and the tank) and change the fuel filter before attempting to pump fuel into the fuel distributor. Gum and/or trash pumped into the fuel distributor will cost well over $1000 to fix.
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Old 08-24-2005, 01:36 AM
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Thanks....

Sure Thing.....

Its Not Humming So I Think Its The Relay Behind The Glove Box Lining But Im Not Sure Which One It Is......

There Is A Square One That Has Thick Pins On It And There Is Another One More Of A Rectangle....
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:06 PM
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If it's been sitting like that the pump could well be seized.
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:42 PM
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Unhappy More Info

I Tested The Connections On The Pump And I Had No Power So I Got A Fuel Pump Relay And Installed It....

Still----------- No Power To The Fuel Pump..........

dang!!!!!!

I Now Have No Clue What To Do...........

Any Ideas?????????
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Old 08-25-2005, 09:59 AM
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I'd disconnect the connections to the fuel pump, grab a spare car battery, and jump it directly to make sure the pump works. But before I did that I'd use my test light to make sure power was getting past all the fuses, especially the one for the fuel pump. A car that has been sitting in a field for a few years can have all kinds of oxidation on the connections.
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