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Fuel Pump issues... 1989 honda civic si

Alright Friday 6/17/11 At 9:00am, turned on the car sounded fine and everything. took it out to sale a intake that i had. came back parked the car. Around 12:00pm same day, i tried turning on the car and nothing. i have gas so that wasn't the problem. i checked all the fuses one was burned but i guess that was for the ECU. lol i noticed the fuel pump doesn't prime on. checked all fuses again, everything passed.
i've been reading and reading but still haven't found the problem. everyone is saying it's the main relay, went to buy a new one and that wasn't it. alot of people say it can be the fuel pump, but i also read that some people changed there fuel pump, and still wasn't working. So than i swapped out ECU's and still wasn't the problem. at the moment, i am very clueless on what's going on.
Has anyone experienced this problem? I'm so close on buying a new fuel pump, but im starting off with the simple stuff first.

I do have a fuel pressure gauge, It's supposed to read around 30-40 but is reading straight 0

Thanks for taking your time and reading

-Andres

Proper282

Sounds like you solved it yourself. While it may not be the pump itself it's something with your fuel delivery. There is a fuse under the dash marked solenoid/alternator I believe. If it is blown your pump won't prime.
driver

I actually did find that fuse blown , i replaced it but still nothing  Crying or Very sad lol i just checked out the new fuse i put in there, still good. not blown.

solenoid/alternator: 10A fuse Marked on Number 14.

89 LX SOHC ZC

You may want to remove the rear seat and make shure you have power to the leads at the pump with a test light good luck.
driver

Yeah we have power there. after testing the little things first, we took out the back seats and tested the power. it's getting voltage.
my dad talked to his friend, he told him all the simple things we did first and my dads friend said it's most likely the fuel pump.
I'm starting to think the same too. it's the only thing that's left.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Sorry to say it but it sounds like the pump to me. Sad
driver

Yeah i'm thinking the same. gonna do one last test, if it doesn't pass, just gonna buy a fuel pump
89 LX SOHC ZC

That sucks but it happens.
Proper282

Yeah, it sucks. My fuel pump on my 91 crapped out on me in an Albertson's parking lot. Thank god I was only about 2miles from home. I just taken a family trip to Disneyland the day before(about 75mi)


Only bummer is you have to drop the tank. Not a big deal, but if your tank is full have fun!
Proper282

driver wrote:
I actually did find that fuse blown , i replaced it but still nothing  Crying or Very sad lol i just checked out the new fuse i put in there, still good. not blown.

solenoid/alternator: 10A fuse Marked on Number 14.






Awesome picture btw!
89 LX SOHC ZC

dodged a bulett there huh?
driver

Proper282 wrote:
Yeah, it sucks. My fuel pump on my 91 crapped out on me in an Albertson's parking lot. Thank god I was only about 2miles from home. I just taken a family trip to Disneyland the day before(about 75mi)


Only bummer is you have to drop the tank. Not a big deal, but if your tank is full have fun!


Dang that sucks you're very lucky it didn't happen at disneyland haha nope no full tank lol yeah my bro is gonna do it for me, he's done it before on a crx lol as for the picture, i edited it like that so the readers know which fuse i replaced lol

So i'm going to be ordering a new fuel pump. in a week or 2 though lol need to get money first. it's only like $75 but i am currently un-employed haha just need to sale my car system that i don't need anymore lol
89HondaCivicDXPoorChic

I have read everything all of you have posted on this subject and learned some great tips to help me.
I almost had my fuel pump changed because the guys (friends) checked it by bypassing the feul filter and when they started the car no feul came ot the metal hose underhood (two hoses in a housing I guess one for feul and on for air) well I gave up waiting and finally went broke and had garage fix it. They talked me into paying the extra $30 to have the car checked to be sure it was the fuel pump which it ended up not being it was the relay. So I had fixed and left the garage with it and it drove the same as it did before the relay went and I will explain now...
Before fuel or relay problem car drove great when I first got it. Took on trip to upstate NY and it started acting up idle sticking, had to manually with foot let it try and shift/kick in proper gear and would barely get over 50 to 60 mph without feeling the car was bout to blow up then sometimes would get bout 70mph and it would just coast fine also would start in either high gear or low gear and I would kick it to get where should be. Or sometimes just put in gear and go. Sometime idle ok and sometimes idle low or high while sitting and sometimes stall then I finally broke down. Wouldn't turn over it would try and other times it wouldn't at all. So some family tried and fix it saying it was the timing. Well they fixed it and still ran rough found out they moved the idle line so it was sticking and move back to where it goes. So needless to say after them fixin the car is still doin the same thing. People tell me it could be a vacum line. I checked and evrything seem to be attached ok and then someone said it could be the vacum line to the tranny. If this  is the case how do I find it??? Is it hard?? I have found a lot of things researching like pinching the hose on the throttle body and if the idleis better it is the hose???(something like that I would have to reread the thread) basically can anyone of youplease lead me in a direction?? I am ok with fixin things but not sure where parts are to fix or what the look like I see y'all have posted pics and that would help soooo much. Hope to hear somethin soon before I get stranded again:'(

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