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The hot wire to the main fuel pump relay is hot at all times, even with the key off. The fuel pump tested good. Doesn't work with the key?

My chilton manual doesn't tell me if the hot wire to the main fuel pump relay is supposed to always be hot?

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I think you have a shorted wire or it's wired in before the ignition, that's why it stays on.

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One would assume that a wire should not be hot if the ignition is turned off. The wiring diagram should tell you. First thing to do is photocopy the wiring diagrams (you can do it in the book if you are certain that you won't make a mistake). Lay out the diagrams, with the aid of sharp pointed colored markers trace the circuit. Start at the fuel pump and work your way back to the battery. (we used the same method for trouble shooting computers) You should be able to see if the line goes through the ignition relay or direct to the pump. Use different colors for different parts of the circuits. This should allow you to see and understand the circuit. If the circuit does not go through another relay or switch, then it should be hot at all times.

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