Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:59:38 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <>
Subject: Re: Problems (83 900turbo)

"William" <> wrote in message news:8svrj8$lm3qn$ > hello, and thanks for an informative newsgroup. > > i recently purchased an 83 900 turbo > with the sports package (apc? aps?). > > #1 > the car has been sitting for apx. one year. > the reason it was parked was due to overheating. > well, i done some poking around with my ohm meter > and found one of the fans grounded (burnt) and replaced > it and a relay, and now it comes on just fine. > > damn problem is: the car won't crank. > the fan comes on with the key, so i know it's working, but... > > when the car was parked, i personally backed it off the ramps, > and know it was running, but it has sat for so long i'm thinking > that the injectors either bled down or the fuel pump isn't pulling. > > it has the transparent hoses running to the injectors, > and they are free of fuel. > > where is the fuel pump on these models? > being injected i am thinking in tank. > > how do i go about determining what the problem is with > the fuel system? > does the pump come on with the key, or does it come on > when the key is moved to 'start' position and remain on? > > i tried taking the banjo fitting off of the inline filter, it had some > pressure to it when i unscrewed it. i then turned the key on, > and no fuel. i then turned the motor over, and still no fuel. > > i have spark, i have compression (removed plug), but i am > missing fuel. Fuel pump is in the tank. Remove the floor of the trunk (hatch area - 2 screws) There is a round cover with a rubber surround (~6" in dia). Pull it to one side and remove the cover. You are looking at the top of the fuel pump. First, see if there is power at the connector when cranking. If so, see if the pump is running listen for the whirring. If not replace the pump. On the 83, It may be a pre/main assembly. This is explained on If it is, you have a stuck checkvalve on the supply line (I think yours should have this). Take off the line clamp (plastic piece with a torx screw) and gently remove the line and elbow from the top of the pump assembly. The supply line elbow is a check valve. Figure out how it works and unseat the valve once to let it allow pressure to the system. When I installed one of these, it was stuck shut. I had to push it open then reassemble it. Works fine now. > > #2 > there is a rocker switch (off/on) behind the shifter, in front of > the key switch. it should be the Interior lights switch and have 3 positions on/off/on with door. > > function? > > #3 > the shifter assembly itself, is loose and wants to turn, as in unscrew. > anyone know of a decent bolt-in performance shifter? no idea. > > #4 > a yellow box, up under the drivers dash, with adjustable pots, > has a board in it with resistors. looks like something to do with > setting idle speed? > > function? No idea > > #5 > interior upholstery. > > anyone? headliner (sunroof equipped)? red? What is the question here? Look at teh FAQ on the headliner on > > > i would like to thank anyone answering any of these > five questions in advance. > i know your time is important, and your commitment to one marquee > is to be commended. > > got a pontiac question, please let me know. > > my grandfather use to have one of those old 3 cylinder Saab's, > to which my young five year old self use to refer to it as a Sub... :) > > positively, > william > > > > > > > -- > And you shall by a stranger in thine own city, > thy neighbors filled with contempt. > >

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