[T3] Fuel woes

Dennis Stiefel dlstiefel at dekalbk12.org
Wed Jul 13 07:47:10 PDT 2011

Hey Jim,

Greg is not getting replies from the bored right now for some reason. I sent
your response to him. I only live about 60 something miles from him so if
push comes to shove I can go over there in the next few days or so if there
is something I can do to help. It would give me some practice for when I get
my engine built and put in my FB.

Dennis Stiefel
Rainsville, AL
72 Fastback
71 Stander Beetle
88 Golf
67 Ford F-100 (with Crown-Vic guts)
01 Ford Crown Victoria
10 Toyota Corolla (wife's car)   

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From: type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org
[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:34 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Fuel woes

On 13 Jul 2011 at 7:59, Gregory N. Cox wrote:

> My '73 SQB started an intermittent  clicking noise from the fuse block
area a week ago. Yesterday the clicking became constant and I lost power on
the interstate and the engine died. Starter cranks fine, just no engine
turnover. Any ideas where to start troubleshooting?

The fuel pump relay is bolted to the "firewall" just forward of the 
fuse box. It's a grey box with several wires connected to it. That 
could be making the clicking sound.  

Do this test:

Starting with the key OFF, turn the key ON, but don't start the 
engine. As the key goes ON, you should hear a relay click and then a 
second click about 1 second later. Do you hear both of those clicks? 
If so, is that the click you've been hearing?

If you don't get the clicks, then you've got a wiring problem. Start 
by looking under the back seat. There should be a second identical 
grey box screwed to the top of the kick panel on the driver's side. 
Make sure that screw is tight, because there's a ground wire also 
held by that screw.

Also check the cluster of white ground wires connected to a ground 
lug in the center top of the engine.

Let us know what you find.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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