'85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short

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'85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short

Post by Hillbilly Rider » Sat May 04, 2013 11:08 am

I installed the '85 prelude airtex fuel pump to my "87 Aspy.
When I reconnected battery and attempted to start it I get power and lights on the dash but
the starter does not turn over. (radio is white noise)
I connected the green (ground) aspy wire to the black pump wire and striped pump wire to the black aspy (hot lead).
I am not sure if I have connected incorrectly and not sure if I have shorted and blown a fuse or the relay?
Any suggestions or help from this experience?
Seemed like a simple replacement.

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Re: '85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short

Post by motorcyclemedic » Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 am

Green is ground on a Honda-- any other color is power from/to something---If you connected a black wire(switched power on a Honda) to a green wire- you shorted out something- check your schematic using a magnefying glass, so you can read it closely- I am pretty sure you blew a fuse or cooked a wire/component- Dennis

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Re: '85 Prelude fuel pump / electrical short

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 29, 2013 2:17 pm

First check:

- all fuses are intact
- you have power at the pump

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