What a weird way of checking there's voltage on a hot lead directly let it
spark to ground. It's quite obvious the fuse will be gone by now or you
might have other damage.
Better use a lamp or voltmeter.
Also sparking in the neighbourhood of the fuel tank would not be my hobby.
I would not like to have any chance for an explosion.
I'd advise to tap the pump first, in order to regain contact.
If it works then, you better clean the contacts.
From: Brian Warmuth [mailto:warmuthb@WLSC.WVNET.EDU]
Sent: vrijdag 26 mei 2000 16:12
Subject: Fuel pump?
O.K. here's the problem. (59 MG Magnette has an aftermarket elec. fuel
an S.U.) Car is running really great...just after a tune-up and timing
adjustment. Stop by the pub for a bite....come out and car starts and
runs long enough for me to get in reverse and back out of the
space..then it sputters and dies and will not restart.
Noticed no fuel pump tick (buzz) So, start by checking the fuses- O.K.
then, power to the pump...pull off the hot lead and it will spark
against ground. So, power to the pump.
What would you check or do next next? Buy a new pump? I haven't checked
for spark but since I didn't hear the pump that's why I checked it.