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1995 subaru legacy - fuel relay under the dash clicks on

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1995 subaru legacy - fuel relay under the dash clicks on when ignition is turned on and then goes off after abut 2 or 3 seconds ? Why doesn't it stay on ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

Is there a problem with the car, or are you just curious as to why it does that?

It would be considered normal for most cars to operate the fuel pump relay for a short period of time to prime the fuel system prior to start up.

If a start has not occurred, the fuel pump relay is released because there is no reason to run the fuel pump unless we will be starting the car.