Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Houston, TX USA
I posted earlier but it looks like it never appeared.. Anyway, here is my response again:
My brother had an 85 Corvette with the same symptoms. Hard to start and had to pump the pedal while cranking to get it to fire. It turns out that there are two relays to the fuel pump. An initial relay that builds fuel pressure for about 3-5 seconds when you turn your key to the "run" position and then the other relay that runs the pump while the engine is running. We finally figured out that the initial pump relay was not working and replaced just that relay and then no more problems. You can test this theory by getting as close to the gas tank as possible and have someone cycle the key between the run and off position waiting about 5 seconds in each position. When the key hits the run position you should hear the pump briefly run and then stop. If you don't hear the pump run then you know what the problem is..
1969 Camaro SS 350-383ci./365HP, T-56, 12 bolt, Power Trax Locker, 3.73 gears, 4 whl disc, Deluxe black houndstooth interior, rear window defogger, tilt steering, floor console w/gauge package, center mntd. clock, tachometer