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August 7, 2011, 1:00 pm

Kurt H
 

Question: Not getting fuel

This car has not been started in 5 years. Replaced fuel filter. Will start with starter fluid, but will not run. Hoping it is not the fuel pump. Everything worked and was cherry when stored. Now radio not coming on, electric seats not working. checked fuses in main fuse box. Am I missing some other place to check electrical. Hoping I am missing something electrical that would solve all. It is DFI not carb. Is there possibly a fuse for the fuel injectors. Am leaning towards electrical, with not getting fuel, radio, seats not working. Any advice would be appreciated. Kurt


August 14, 2011, 1:02 pm

Elizabeth K
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When you turn the key ON (not RUN) you should hear a humming for a few seconds coming from the rear--that's the fuel pump pressurizing the system. If you don't hear it come on, check the fuel pump relay, and then check if the fuel pump is receiving power.


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August 15, 2011, 6:30 am

Kurt H
 

I am not sure where the fuel pump relay is. I thought it was in the trunk. I see a wiring harness but no reset button. It is not making any noise when i turn the key to on.. Also what might be the easist way to check and see if it is receiving power.


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August 15, 2011, 9:00 pm

Elizabeth K
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The fuel pump relay should be located in the relay box. Here is a thread with a little more detail"http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-seville-cadillac-eldorado-forum/228346-1992-cadillac-seville-wont-start-relay.html

Check to see if it's getting power using a 12 volt test lamp or a voltmeter.


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