92 Tempo Fuel Pump problem or How to test the fuel pump?
This 92 tempo has been in an accident. The police on the scene wern't the birghtest bulbs in the box, instead of reaching their hands inside the cabin to turn the ignition off, they desided that it would be safer if they just cut a large portion of the wiring harness under the hood.
This caused the starter to fail along with the under the glove compartment computer module thingy to fry.
After the replacement of those 2 things and the repair of the harness, the car ran well. Awaiting its new bumper and other cosmetic repairs, the car sits in the driveway for about 3 weeks..
I finally get the above mentioned parts and try to start it.. It wont start.
I test the spark, its good. I then take a test fuel pump i had in my garage-
(a basic electric fuelpump with a motorcycle battery attached to it and mounted in a wooden case. this will from here on will be known as the "Other FP")
-and hook it to the fuel filter under the hood. and the other side of the pump to a can of gas. the car starts and runs OK, but i think the Other FP that i have cant maintain the pressure the car needs to run without stalling.
When i turn the key I cant haer the fuelpump in the car's gas tank at all, i hear a click under the hood, but thats about it. I would like to be able to test the fuelpump before i buy a new one just to find out it was a relay or a messed up ground.
Also, my fuel guage is messed up too, it rests on "F" and when I turn the key, it swings around even further..
I believe this is a grounding problem, but could be a combination of things.
Before i go and blow 145$ on a FP with the sender.. I would like to know if its that or not.
At this point, I just want to get the car on the road again.
any help would be helpful. :)
PS:A list of things I've checked.
1) The inertia switch in the trunk. (Should the button be up or down?)
2) The computer module under the glove compartment.
3) most of the relays except the FP one