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    Not getting fuel

    So I got up this morning at 0700, so I could go to my buddies shop and install my recently purchased 9" Rear. My car has been sitting since November, so of course the battery is dead. I push it out of the garage and attempt to jump start it with my Mazda. Trans Am turns over and over and over...but no start. So I check the fuel rail for fuel...no fuel . My thinking was that since the car had been sitting for so long, the fuel filter had clogged, so I changed it out (I had one sitting in my garage from last year when I wasn't getting spark). On a side note: changing a fuel filter in 35 Degree weather BLOWS!!! Anyway, so after the filter is changed, I try to start the car again. Again there is no starting. By this point I'm cold, pissed and about to kick my car. I again check the rails for pressure...there is a little, but it didn't gush out like it should. So now I'm thinking it's the Fuel Pump. So now I have to fucking drop the tank (without a lift) and change out that mother f**ker. And I can't wait till it gets warm because my car is now sitting halfway in the street, because I can not push it back into the driveway (I'm on a hill).

    Now before I drop the tank, replace the pump and still not have it start...is there anything else I should check?

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    Pull the carpet and cut the body then install a door.

    I would take it loose from the filter again and see turn the key over and see if she spits it out there. Might have gunk in the lines

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    do you hear the pump prime? Swap out the relay with the a.i.r. relay if you don't hear it and see if it's just the relay. Probably a good idea to put a gauge on the rail to verify no pressure. Have you tried turning the key on and off a few times to try and get it to prime up? Since you're doing the rear anyhow it's not a bunch more work just to drop the tank and do the pump....I would actually recommend it anyhow. That's when I did mine.

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    Should I get an aftermarket pump? or just replace with a stocker?

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    get aftermarket...255lph check out the racetronix stuff. The aftermarket stuff is way cheaper than the oem stuff anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    get aftermarket...255lph check out the racetronix stuff. The aftermarket stuff is way cheaper than the oem stuff anyhow.
    Can I just buy the pump, or do I NEED the harness to make this pump work?

    http://www.racetronix.com/RX-F99-FPKG-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Can I just buy the pump, or do I NEED the harness to make this pump work?

    http://www.racetronix.com/RX-F99-FPKG-2.html
    you could get away with just the pump. I did the whole kit and it's a damn nice kit.

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