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Hi Im David. how did the mechanic determine it was the fuel pump? obviously he was wrong, but what made him think that?
I cant tell you that until i find out a few things. first, when you turn the key to the run position,(not start) can you hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds?
ok. did he take the fuel pump relay out and jumper the relay base to see if the pump runs?
thats the first thing he needs to do. that can eliminate the wiring to the pump if it runs when he does that.
i just want to make sure the wiring is ok. i didnt say we were going to keep the jumper in....
this mechanic is worrying me
lets not assume anything and jump ahead. i dont work like that. one step at a time.
ill be back on in about 30 minutes. keep me updated
i understand, and there are test we need to do to determine that. just to jump to that conclusion without verification is no way to troubleshoot.
do you still need assistance?
i would look at the crank sensor before the ecm. if the crank sensor is bad you will have no spark so starting fluid will not work. you cant really hear subaru fuel pumps due to the location under the seat. i would take off the fuel feed line at the engine to verify that it works. i have seen very few as in i think two subaru ecms go bad