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Old 12-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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ok so long story short, my trusty miata failed to start today after work.

it cranks, but doesn't fire

I have had it for close to a year and this is the first time it has let me down

should I be able to hear the fuel pump run when cranking? any ideas on what I should check? keep in mind that right now its sitting in a snow filled parking lot on base.
I took a quick look under the hood, no obvious problems, jiggled most wires/connectors, fiddled with the clutch switch bypass jumper...no luck

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List of mods, including year of car would probably be helpful.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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94 stock driver
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There is a little black box on the driver's side wall of the engine bay. Open that and put a small wire into it connecting 'fuel pump' and 'ground.' Pretty sure there is a diagram on the cover of the box, or on the inside of the cover, with a diagram of what is what. I think they are abbreviated FP and GND.

Turn the key to 'on,' and you should hear the fuel pump turn on.
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