fuel problems

Asked by Mar 21, 2010 at 06:27 PM about the 1986 Volkswagen Scirocco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

no fuel getting to filter, vehicle ran for about 1/2 hour ,died and would not start again

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If you do not hear the fuel pump when you first try to start the car (Believe me, you WILL hear it!) the #3 relay may be fried. Another thing to check will be the ignition switch. These are plastic junk, and will cause the fuel pump not to engage at times. Also, check the condition of your fuel lines. You may have a pinhole leak in one of the lines.


Which wire is the hot one on the pump, red or blue? And does the car need to be turning over in order for the pump to kick on?

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