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Help with picking out a fuel pump relay

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I wired up a fuel pump using a 5 post relay that is meant for offroad lighting, but it is very cheap and has alreayd come apart. I put it back together and it works, but i know it will fall apart again easily so I want to replace it. In addition, it has 5 posts (2 outputs instead of 1) so I can really just go with a standard 4 post relay.

    I checked the parts stores and they only sell vehicle specific relays, not generic ones. And they were kind of being pricks about not wanting to go pull a couple to look at or let me go look /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    Can anyone recommend me, then, a vehicle specific relay? Nothing fancy, run of the mill is good, 4 post is preferable. I have mine mounted with a single self tapping screw, not socketed.
     
  2. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Go to an electrical store and get a solid state relay. They wont fall apart without any moving parts. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. HarryH3

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    The best solution would be to go to a junkyard and get a factory relay, connector, and wiring harness from an EFI GM truck. Splice that into your existing wiring and be done. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BigBurban350

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    or steal an existing one off your vehicle that will work and get a replacement for that one from the store.
     

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