Fuel Fuel Pump Relay Or Ircm?

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  1. tealtiger93

    tealtiger93 Member

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    Aside from the Integrated Relay Control Module (located on the passenger side front strut tower), is there a separate relay for the fuel pump in my '93 2.3L 5-speed?
    I've found relays for around $20 on a bunch of websites but have also read I'll need to replace the entire IRCM, which is around $140.
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    Check this out...

    http://jrthecar.com/articles/ircm/

    You can carefully open the IRCM and replace the relay(s) as needed. I believe that the 91-93 IRCM looks a little different from the one detailed for this Turbo Coupe, but the principle is the same.
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    I did open it and my Dad had suggested the same thing, but I just ordered the whole IRCM from Rock Auto. I really just wanted to make sure there wasn't another relay that might actually be the problem and not the IRCM itself, if that makes any sense.
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    No other relays, but there is always the possibility of a wiring issue.
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    I swapped in a new IRCM; it was simple enough. It's started every time since. Hopefully it's solved the problem.
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    Nice, glad you got it squared away.

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