No electric to fuel pump!


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No electric to fuel pump!

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:18 pm



This might have been the cause of me almost being stranded yesterday. But, who knows! I have green and black wire going to fuel pump. Tested it and I have no power captain!!! Where do I go next?? Could it be just a fuse and if so, where is that fuse??
Thanks again for your help.



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Re: No electric to fuel pump!

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:35 pm

Very strange. It's running fine and pump is clicking away!!

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Re: No electric to fuel pump!

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:53 pm

I've attempted to switch to the 1985 honda prelude fuel pump twice now with no luck. My original pump is leaking fuel . I'm better off just spending the extra cash on a new oem. As always, one will save a lot of time and frustration , if you just go with oem .

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Re: No electric to fuel pump!

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:05 pm

were you testing for power with the key on?
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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Re: No electric to fuel pump!

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:55 pm

Key was on. I might have connected my test light on incorrectly.

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Re: No electric to fuel pump!

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:17 pm

Do have power to pump. Could not figure out why the honda prelude pump was not working. I hooked it up to my wife's Infiniti qx56. Man, the adrenaline was incredible, since she could have walked in the garage at any moment and of course that would have been the end of it!
Anyway, it worked just fine. I proceeded to connect it temporarily to sleeping beauty , started her and closely watched the fuel filter while holding the pump. Worked great.
Only solution I can think of is you have to mount the pump with the rubber spacers provided. I guess if the pump touches the frame it can short out.




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