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fuel pump short

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  1. dewhurst8888

    dewhurst8888 New Member

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    hi
    i,m new to this site and i have a problem someone may have encountered.
    i have just fitted a new bulkhead and connected all the wiring up.when i start the vehicle and rev it using the arm on the fuel pump i can see shorting where the cable joins the arm.
    a bit alarmed at this i stopped the engine and wiggled the accelerator end of the cable where it joins the pump,it is shorting and clicking the heater plug relay.
     
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    Europa486 Well-Known Member

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    Check all your earths
     
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    dewhurst8888 New Member

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    hi
    yep,going to check them tomorrow.Should there be 2 cables coming off the earth side of battery one thick one thin.
     
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    If that is whats required or felt necessary, then yes.
     
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    welcome to the family



     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    What vehicle ?

    Which engine ?

    Any add-ons ?
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Are you sure you haven't 'pinched' a wire while fitting the bulkhead ?
     
  8. dewhurst8888

    dewhurst8888 New Member

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    sorry,its a 1992 defender 200tdi
     
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    On my 1990 Discovery 200tdi I fitted an additional earth strap from the chassis to the engine block on the
    N/Side,
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Can't have too many earths on a Landy, they make their own otherwise ...
     
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    Hello and welcome:)
    @dewhurst8888 edit out your post code from location anywhere close will do
     
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    Welcome to the forum [​IMG]
     
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