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2003 Galant ES 2.4l. I 't hear a click from the fuel pump

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2003 Galant ES 2.4l. I don't hear a click from the fuel pump when key is in the on position. I've cleaned the MAF, IAC and throttle body. I went through the process of letting the ECU reset the idle while in Park. Put in Drive and idle maintained at 700 rpm. Turned on A/C and idle went to 600 rpm. Turned of A/C and engine shut off. Restarted and idle went to 700 rpm. Revved motor, let off the gas and engine shut off. In the last test drive, When I pressed the accelerator to get to passing speed, it would not accelerate, but did nothing. The car would no longer idle, and shut off when stopped at am intersection. Got any ideas?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Are there any fault codes setting with this issue here or have fault codes been checked at all for this issue?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Haven't checked the codes. I would have to take it in to do that. I checked the fuel pump fuse; it's OK. I listened to hear the fuel pump relay, and heard a click. I listened to see if I could hear the fuel pump make a noise' but heard nothing. I'm going to rent a pressure gauge as a final check; but it looks like it is the fuel pump. When a load is put on the engine and the accelerator is pressed, the engine shuts down.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Is the engine starting up and running though when you do not hear the pump run?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the ecu sets the idle' but when I put the A/C load on the engine, the idle goes to 600 rpm; and when I press the accelerator, the engine dies.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

O.k.,I would test the fuel pressure.This may be a low fuel pressure issue due to a weak fuel pump.I have seen weak fuel pumps cause low pressure and can cause a stall out like this here.You should have 38 psi of pressure at idle and it should raise somewhat when you hit the accelerator.If it is lower then this or drops in pressure at any time when running this usually can indicate a pump fault.

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Thanks Pete