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my fuel pump..fuel pump whine when ingnition is turned..bad water pump

Customer Question

i believe after a breakdown my computer has locked out my fuel pump. m & s lights blinking and cant hear fuel pump whine when ingnition is turned. replaced bad water pump now car want start. any suggestions
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Will the vehicle start with starting fluid on the throttle body?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
we have not tried that yet
Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Try that and let me know it can be a faulty fuel pump or the security unit is locking you out.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

we put a tester light on the fuel pump plug and it never lit up. indicating it is not sending juice to fuel pump. which would lead me to believe that the security sys. or some other system is locking me out. the inertia button has been pushed many time, WHAT DO WE DO TO RESET THE SYSTEM THAT IS LOCKING ME OUT.

Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Ok if there is no power to the fuel pump it has to be a relay or fuse issue.The security system only does not allow the fuel injectors to open or pulse so that needs to be checked next.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

checked fuses already. too to do more tonight. can we continue this tomorrow? how does this work?

Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Yes absolutely I will be on 9 am eastern time.You can add to the question for no further charge after the accept.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i dont want to accept until you have solved my problem.
Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Not a problem .But remember the time I have put in trying to solve this issue and will continue tomorrow .Shops charge 100 dollars an hour thats why we are here.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

trust me i know what landrover charges. i dont have any more to pay them.

im going to try the starting fluid tomorrow, but i cant imagine thats going to solve the problem.

will talk to you tomorrow. how do i get back to you tomorrow?

Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
Just add to this question will get this fixed tomorrow.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok thanks
Expert:  Tom replied 5 years ago.
No problem.