Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 17:54:47 -0700
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: Problems (83 900turbo)

William wrote: > hello, and thanks for an informative newsgroup. > > i recently purchased an 83 900 turbo > with the sports package (apc? aps?). Auto Power Control? > > > #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... Starter? Battery? > > > 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. Correct. > > > 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? THIS IS FROM MY EARLIER POST: Maybe it's the pump relay. Maybe the pump. Try this: remove the plastic box cover for the relays & the fuel pump relay itself. Use a jumper wire to connect terminals 30 and 87. You'll hear it start buzzing & then go to the fuel pump & see if you can hear it working. you don't need to have the ignition on. If you DON'T hear the pump, use a simple continuity light on each of the wires attached to the pump (not grounding it to the car though) while you are jumping these terminals. (OR CRANKING THE ENGINE WITH IGNITION ON) If it lights, but no fuel pump action.... your pump is bad. If it doesn't light - there's a different problem. When replacing the pump..... The positive goes on the left, negative on the right & the strainer inlet is at the 23 minute mark (looking at the pump from above). Depth of fuel pump = 9.29 inches from top rubber seal to bottom of strainer. After you install the pump, do the jumper wire across 30 & 87 to prime the pump for 30 seconds to get the fuel to the engine. > > > 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. There's a vacuum & it needs pressure. If the pump WORKS.... Do what I wrote above (priming the pump by jumping the relays =30 & 87) > > #2 > there is a rocker switch (off/on) behind the shifter, in front of > the key switch. > > function? When the light switch on the upper rear door is set a certain way (up?) , you can turn the interior lights on with this. Like for finding the ignition switch. When the switch is like that... doors open = interior lights on. > > #5 > interior upholstery. > > anyone? headliner (sunroof equipped)? red? The headliner saga is well-noted & there are previous posts on it. Replace it. > > > 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. I said what I could. > > > got a pontiac question, please let me know. Ok: ...."WHY???!!!" haha > > > positively, > william - Orbitronik

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