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Old 06-11-2003, 11:08 AM
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Unhappy i'm stranded in my office parking lot - 190e

Guys,

I need your help on my 190e. The car turns over but it seems like there is no gas. I checked the OVP relay but it looks fine since the fuse on top is still ok. I checked all plug wires, distributor and rotor and they all look ok to me.

Checked my manual and tells me to hot wire the no. 7. & 8 pin of the fuel pump relay. If the car starts by hot wiring this pins, Can i be able to drive the car so i can bring it home? What else do i need to check ? I would appreciate any input on this. What else do i need to check. I just want to bring my baby home without paying a tow truck. My office is 45 miles away home....


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Old 06-11-2003, 11:24 AM
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jhaycee

Sorry to hear about your problem. I suggest you include the year, specific model and miles when you post.

What was the last work done on the car?

When was the last time you had the cap and rotor replaced?

Do you hear the fuel pump when you turn the key on to the first position? Sound would come from the right rear tire area.

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Old 06-11-2003, 11:39 AM
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First thing first.
Turn the key on (do not start), go around the car and listen carefully for the fuel pump (it should be humming), in my car you can hear it by the rear passenger wheel.
If not humming, you know the pump is not working, hence the good possibility of the fuel pump relay gone bad. Now you can jump the pins and check for the humming (turn the key off).
Do not leave the pins jumped after you get home, because it will drain your battery. Get a new relay as soon as you can.
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:20 PM
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Problem located on the Fuel Pump Relay. Thanks pesuazo for the input really appreciate it.
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:42 PM
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:43 PM
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Old 06-11-2003, 02:44 PM
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:05 PM
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You are welcome, but I must write this.

The credit is to every single person who posts in this forum, not only their problems, but the solutions as well.

Glad to help when I can.
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Old 06-11-2003, 04:26 PM
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Have your fuel pump checked also. A bad fuel pump will eventually fry the relay.
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Old 06-11-2003, 05:37 PM
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Just to let you know guys what happen this afternoon. My best friend came to our office parking just before noon to help me out figure this thing out. We recheck the wires, plugs, distributor & rotor. Check each wire and plug for spark test. All came ok. Once you turn the ignition you can hear the hissing sound of the pump. So we decided that the pump is a ok. Last night while scanning through my Factory Service Manual i noticed a photo on how to test the Fuel Pump Relay. So this afternoon after everything was checked and after tiring ourselves thinking ( because all our knowledge in starting stuff was coming to an end). I decided to do what the manual showed me. Hot wiring it and viola it started quickly. No hesitation or what. Sounds like a champ.

So thats it, our conclusion is the Fuel Pump Relay.... removed my white plastic gloves and said HALELUIA... . Good thing no one in my office looking at me...(well , its lunch time what was i thinking....:p )

Immediately call up Phil in the partsshop and order the relay. Overnight shipment.

I pm'ed Steve our beloved moderator on his thoughts on hot wiring it just to bring my baby home but he hasn't pm me yet. So i am still waiting for him to give me a go signal if its ok if not i'll just wait for my relay to come and just plug it in. The reason i am asking is that our office parking lot is not really safe. I'm just afraid someone might take her from me....

I'll keep you guys posted on how the outcome once i installed my new pump relay.


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Old 06-11-2003, 06:17 PM
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Well, no one can steal it (easily) if it doesn't start!

I vote you can drive it home with the jumper on.
Just remember to pull the jumper whenever motor is not running.
You are emulating the normal operation closely, so no big deal.
Actually, you are the relay. Sounds like a Zen thing.
"Be the relay"...
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