In article <FHS%e.16872$K91.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Gordon Powell <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have an 1991 Volvo 240 manual transmission. The fuse in line with the fuel
>pump circuit gets HOT but doesn't blow. When that happens, the car bucks and
>jerks and then stalls.
>Sometimes it starts up with out a problem and sometimes I have to wait 10
>minutes or more.
>Can anyone shed some light on this annoying problem?
Sounds like a bad connection.
>P.S. The relay has been replaced, along with most of the rest of the car.
Check/clean/tighten every connection in the fuel pump wiring circuit,
including the ones on the back of the fuse block itself, if you can get
to them. IIRC, your car should have two fuel pumps--one in the tank, one
under the car. Verify that both are working.
If it's not a bad connection or a failed pump, try to determine if there's
a pattern to the problem occuring--only when lights are on, only when wipers
are on, after hard cornering, after going over a bump, anything that always
or only happens at the same time as the fuel problem. You may be getting a
fuel line pinched, or a piece of debris blocking the intake in the tank.
Gary Heston firstname.lastname@example.org
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