: Can you test a fuel pump relay?

12-07-09, 12:18 AM
I have a 97 catera and I believe I have a fuel pump issue. My car will not start and I disconnected the fuel lines on the motor and had someone turn the key and they did not have any pressure. Does anyone know if it is possible to test a fuel pump relay. If so explain how. I would like to test this before spending money on a fuel pump. Thanks

12-07-09, 12:34 AM
I have the same issue on my 00 Cat. I took the cover off the relay, and pushed the contact arm, and still nothing. I don't have the relay in front of me, so I can't tell you which one it is to jump atm. I'll look at my relay tomorrow and let you know.

12-07-09, 12:35 AM
I did notice Rockauto.com has great prices on the pump, just FYI.

12-09-09, 09:22 PM
Okay, if you jump the two larger plugs on the relay, that should start the pump.

Mine did not start, till I hit the gas tank with a hammer, with those two pins jumped, then it came on. So in my case, it is a fuel pump. I reinstalled the relay, and the car started. Didn't run real good, but it started.

If I can get home with it light out, I'll take some pics of what I did, if you need me 2.

Hope this helps.