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Hi everyone. I have a 1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.5. My car has been running great till the other morning when it wouldn't start. 9 hours later when I came home from work it started fine 3 times. Then the next morning when I tried it wouldn't start again and hasn't started since. I checked and it does have spark.
However I don't hear the fuel pump working at all. I checked the ASD and fuel pump relay and they seem fine. Then I checked the fuel pump electrical connector on the harness side in the trunk and I am not getting any voltage at all. I don't know if I'm checking it wrong. I know when you turn the key to the on position you only get a reading for like 2 seconds according to my Haynes manual. Do I ground my meter to something in my trunk and then put the other prong in the "fuel pump voltage supply" of the harness?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to spend the money on replacing a fuel pump if I don't have to.
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jumper the relay. then it will have continuos power to test.
of course i'm assuming you've checked all fuses as well.
Ok. So I checked all the relays and fuses and the fuel pump wire harness. They all come back ok so I believe I need a new fuel pump. When I go to order one from advance auto I notice on the picture of the new pump it just has a hole where the fuel venting line is supposed to be.

Do I need to take off the fuel vent line from my old one?


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Also I noticed it doesn't have the quick disconnect tabs on the fuel line ports. Do these come with the pump or do I reuse mine?
Do I need to take off the fuel vent line from my old one?

that would be my guess as well as to what must be done.
and yes, you'll have to re-use the plastic tabs.
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