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Barchetta stood for a few years.

I have barchetta 1999 I bought and took to Spain and the timing slipped so I got the engine rebuilt at fiat. Itís not been used for about 8 years and I have had it shipped over here to the u.k.
I canít get it to start and the usual ticking behind my head has stopped.
I assume therefore the fuel pump is goosed.
I have tested the power and there is no reading from the plug. 4 wires on the plug - 2 to power the pump and 2 for the fuel level and the fuel level reading is working fine.
When I put battery direct to the pump there is no sound, so I have assumed itís broken and ordered a cheap one from Germany to try it out.
I am however confused as to why I am not getting a 12v reading from the plug. I have reset the switch next to the drivers seat and still nothing. Any ideas where I trace this back to?

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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

Usually on fuel injected cars of that era the fuel Pump only runs when starter motor is cranking or when ecu detects engine is running.
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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

The fuel pump should run as soon as the ignition is turned on and will stop when it has reached pressure. Fuses okay? Bad earth?
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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

Is it possible that the fuel pump cut off switch has been activated? S
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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

Apologies if that is the switch you have mentioned. S
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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

I am not sure which fuse is the one that drives the pump.
I have checked the fuses which are under the bonnet on the bulkhead (2 x 10 and 1 X 15 and 3 x 7.5 amp)
Could the fuse be located somewhere else ?

Yes, the switch I am talking about is the cut out switch located on the floor next to the drivers seat.
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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

New fuel pump arrived ann had different connector - I think it's for the Punto.

I made a connector from some soldered connector pins and wired it to the Barchetta and it works.

In case it helps anyone please note the following.

I was testing for 12v at the pump connector and getting no voltage. This is because it only feeds the pump for a few seconds then stops, it then feeds the pump again when the engine is turning.
I was testing the voltage after switching on the ignition and I was obviously not quick enough - hence why I was getting no voltage

Car has been stood for 10 years and it just fired up nicely, so i need to strip the lights again to switch them back to RHD (I modified them when i took it over to spain) and then see how the MOT goes.

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Re: Barchetta stood for a few years.

Great to hear that you're making progress.
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