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burnt up fuel pump relay= bad fuel pump???????

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Old 12-19-2010, 05:50 PM
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Default burnt up fuel pump relay= bad fuel pump???????

So I was driving along tonight and my truck dies.........come to find out the fuel pump relay had burnt up on it. Is this an indication of a bad fuel pump?????? or is this a wiring issue??????.......Opinions Please!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:37 PM
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I have never had a relay go bad so I would only be guessing. Have you replaced it (the relay)? I think as cheap as relays are I would have to replace it and see if it burns up. I would think the fuse would pop before the relay if it was a short in the pump. Let us know what you find.
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:42 PM
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yeah I replaced the relay a week ago.....and it burnt up on me today.......I may just go ahead and replace the pump........these are the cheap ones....I dont have to buy the hanger and all....I can replace it for 20.00.....I will look into it tomorrow and post results
 
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Seems odd to burn a relay . It is only used for a couple seconds on start of vehicle.
I would start looking for a short some where.
 
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:00 AM
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If the relay is gettin hot to the point of burnin up, usually means the pump is drawing more juice for either more pressure or it is grounding itself out. But you can almost guarantee the problem will be from the relay to the pump.
 
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:35 PM
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well I went and bought a standard 5 post relay....and some ends and rewired the relay so I can use a standard relay instead of a " gm relay"....the relay still gets hot but I have yet to burn it up....I think I may just by pass the relay and stick a fuse in it and run with it....but the snow is falling right now so it will have to wait.....but it works for now.....I think it may be a fuel pump drawing too many amps........so I think its probably on its way out...we will see
 
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