Sounds like a common problem but i think mines a bit different. Two friends of mine are looking at the car for me in their new shop. Its better there than in my driveway all winter long. Problem: The fuel pump isnt turning on with the ignition. We have checked the relay and it seems fine so its likely the wire to the pump? We know that part BUT we wired the pump to the battery and it primes and i have fuel pressure. The thing is even with it working the car still doesnt start and the second you start to crank the pressure drops and it only coughs. What would cause this? Does the relay have to be working for the pump to work properly or does being wired to the battery do the same thing? Could a distributor wore being off affect it at all, or that just for spark? And yes we have spark. Anyone have an ideas?