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Old January 9th, 2005, 08:08 PM
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Anyone ever have this?

Hello!
This one was wierd. My Rover wouldn't stay running after sitting cold for about a week. When I engaged the ignition (just before starting) the fuel pump would come on (that faint whine noise from the tank), then go off, then come on, then go off in uneven intervals. On each successive crank, the engine would quit, I suppose because the fuel pump had quit. I immediately began to think of a short.
The first place I looked was the fuse box. Sure enough, the fuse for the fuel pump was bad. So I replaced it and she started up fine. So I felt like that fixed it. After running for about 30 minutes and a quick drive around the block, I pulled back in to my garage.
When I turned off the ignition, the engine stayed running! Pulled the key out and everything. I had to stall it out by popping the clutch (dangerous in the garage!).

What I am wondering is, are these 2 things somehow related? Curious, mostly.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Well if the pump is running fine I would say to try swapping out the fuel pump relay, sometimes when they go bad (get water in them) they latch on if you can get them on.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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That is strange. Since the relay gets its power from the ignition, it seems like the ignition swicth is not working.either the switch itself is bad or there is a short
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Old January 10th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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I had to stall the engine on other vehicles before... Do it in the highest gear (if you have to do it again)
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Has any other work been done recently?
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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:11 AM
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Mike:
On swapping the fuel pump relay, the guy at Atlantic British suggested I swap the EFI relay as well. (buying the 2 relays together) Do you think this would be necessarily prudent? I'm all about preventive maintenance, but if it aint broke.....

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Old January 13th, 2005, 11:01 AM
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Mike:
On swapping the fuel pump relay, the guy at Atlantic British suggested I swap the EFI relay as well. (buying the 2 relays together) Do you think this would be necessarily prudent? I'm all about preventive maintenance, but if it aint broke.....

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Old January 13th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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UPDATE:
I haven't swapped out the relay(s) yet, but now the pump runs for just a few seconds, then stops. As the pump dies, I hear a clicking sound from the relay in the passenger foot well. So the fuel pump doesn't stay on long enough for me to crank the engine. The new fuse also was shot, so I replaced that.

So I'm thinking I need to swap both relays with new ones...right?
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Old January 15th, 2005, 07:19 PM
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FYI.. I just bought two EFI relays from www.thepartsbin.com for $9.95 a piece...
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