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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 25, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Well, I did find them out at the Walmart, and yeah, the starter fluid fired it up. The guy (I forget his name already!) thinks wiring but....

I told them about my fuel pump story and how the pirate mechanic diagnosed it after spraying starter fluid(fired right up). He yarded on the gas tank with a 2 x 4, and then said "Crank on it" and it started again...He said "It's your fuel pump." hahah

But he didn't seem ready to run that diagnostic. Anyway - they are safe at WM, we had a beer(well, I had no alcohol, but thought they could use one) and some food, and tomorrow he is going to see what he can see, about why it won't go. Sounds like he is mechanically inclined, which puts him many steps ahead of me. But his van seems to be acting just as mine did when the fuel pump went.

Oh! One thing they mentioned. They heard the humming sound of fuel pump the other night - but when the van was OFF, no key in ignition and had been sitting. I guess that is why he thinks wiring, but could the fuel pump have "kept going" or something after it was supposed to shut down (hence the hum), and worn out?
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Jan 25, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
call mike in landers. 10 miles from walmart, he will probably tow you in for free....

he doesn.t work on saturday due to religion.

cheap and reliable mechanic will full garage, tool, etc

probably let you sleep in the yard in the van and shower too.


760 364-4949
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Jan 25, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
the humming was the free weed they scored in la. lol.
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Jan 25, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
this settles it...
I'm moving to Jtree and opening a garage.
verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 08:44am PT
So when I've said the wiring, I mean the wiring to the fuel pump, the van has an electric pump cause its a throttle body injected motor. Not quite sure how to easily test the wiring so probably going to drop the tank, remove the pump and test it if that's the problem we are hoping an individual from Sacramento doesnt flake on buying some stuff so we can replace the pump, otherwise its a cardboard sign again until we get our tax returns. Thanks for everyone's advice and assistance.


-Andrew
verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 08:45am PT
And we never got free weed, except from a guy selling bootleg movies outside WalMart in Sacramento lol.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:46am PT


"And we never got free weed"...

If you're still out there in a month and a half...(When I get out there)

your luck MAY change!!!...

LOL!!!...

;-)

WBraun

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:51am PT
On a huge lark just try and open the gas cap and see if it starts ......
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Haven't owned or needed a car for over a year and a half.

Bliss.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:56am PT
On a huger lark , drop a M-80 down the gas tank...it might save you some money in the long run....?
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:57am PT
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 08:58am PT


"On a huger lark , drop a M-80 down the gas tank..."...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#286536
...

manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:01am PT
darwins coming after you and is going to give you an award.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:02am PT

Are any of you making the THREE mistakes???...

...

^^^

First mistake I see is that fuker up there doesn't seem to know how to fuking do a push up...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:18am PT
2nd mistake...He's not wearing the lip-service....RJ
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 26, 2013 - 09:19am PT


Third mistake:

No jewel studded Cod Piece???...

verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Gotta love Craigslist flakes, anyone interested in buying a brand new 145 watt solar panel? Or some brand new ascenders or brand new climbing shoes so hopefully we can fix this beast?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:14am PT
I've had luck just buying a generic fuel pump, cutting the fuel line somewhere in the middle and hard wiring the pump to the battery and a switch on the dash. Can't say I really recommend it but it's gotten a couple junkers down the road a few months when I needed to.

Have you checked your fuel filter(s) ?
verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 10:17am PT
Could someone find a pic of a fuel pump relay for a 1988 GMC g2500 and post it so I dont have to waste all my phone battery?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:20am PT
THIS MAY BE A GOOD DESRIPTION OF LOCATION.. mebbe not

Fuel pump relay is located under the hood on passenger side bolted to the firewall a few inches below the windshield. It is black and has wires going into it.





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