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It sounds like you have a blocked line with a cavitating pump. Any fuel tube, filter, strainer could be blocked, pinched or disconnected from inside the tank forward. Have you tried to run fuel to the fuel filter housing and checkd the flow volume? You said you are pumping air? It has to come from somewhere. If everything is intact externally then you may have to check the connections and pick-up in the fuel tank.
Once you do get a good stream of fuel to the filter housing check the pressure at the test port (forward side of fuel filter housing)? With a new pump there is no reason why you should have no fuel in the bowl if the lines are clear. If you don't have a guage to test pressure, if it squirts out at a good rate (55psi), like a super soaker water gun your problem is fixed. A number of others have had contamination in the HFCM that required cleaning to get the fuel flowing again.
Perhaps you have intermittant electricity to the fuel pump from the relay to the pump or from the ignition to the relay. You should hear it hum continuously when the key is in the run position (you don't have to start it).
Last edited by twoicebergs; 04-13-2009 at 07:05 AM.
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