Well, here we go:
Got in my car today to finish the wiring for the Traveler (that's a whole different headache at this point). That's all wired up, put it in the dash, and everything seems good to go for a test run. When I turn the key, the car just cranks. Put the instrument panel back in, connected it up. Same deal. Pedal to the floor to clear possible flooding, still not start. About this time, I noticed a weird smell. I get out to find that the ground strap on the passenger side has changed color from green to red, and had touched the MAP line (I removed all the hard plastic, so it's just rubber hose), which has a white residue on it now. I assumed that the grounding issue must have something to do with the Traveler, so I disconnect its ground. I made a ground wire from some 12ga wire and a couple of ring terminals, which I ran from the EGR valve bolt to the ground strap bolt on the firewall, disconnecting the original ground strap. I have continuity from the intake manifold to the firewall. Still no start. Sprayed a little carburetor cleaner down the throttle body throat. The car started and ran (albeit roughly) for a few seconds, and then died. So I know that at least my HEP, computer, and ignition system are working properly. Pulled off the injector cap, touched the terminals of the injector to 12V briefly. Strong gas smell, and a little gas came out. It wasn't a spraycan-like spray, just a little spritz, but I repeated the test and it spritzed every time. Tried cranking the car with probes in the injector cap terminals, and it shows a few volts, which indicates to me that my digital multimeter is seeing pulses of 12V and is averaging them. Pulled the fuel pump relay and probed what I assumed to be the fuel pump wires (two heavy red with white tracer on one terminal and two heavy blue on the other), got several hundred/low thousands ohms. Whacked the gas tank with a broom handle, still no start. When I turn the pump to ON before starting, I can hear an underhood click from the relay area (I'm flying solo on this repair, so I don't know which one), but no fuel pump noise. I assumed that this was just because I had tried to start the car so many times and failed, so the system was already primed.
Here are my thoughts:
-I somehow messed something up with the Traveler wiring. This doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, since the wiring diagrams don't show the CCD bus connecting to anything other than the diagnostic connector, which is an open pin normally, and the Traveler. The only other wire I tapped was the fuel gauge wire, which I did by scraping the insulation off and soldering my wire on to it, then wrapping the whole thing in tape. I've already tried disconnecting the new wires, which changed nothing. By the way, I'm STILL getting F1-1
-The fuel pump is shot, and died coincidentally. The car has been running a bit lousy the past couple of times she ran, but I chalked this up to having sat all winter and having a load of not-so-great fuel. I did put stabilizer in, and the tank was full. I ran the car for about 15 minutes in March, but other than that, she hadn't been started before Thursday.
-The ground strap I put in isn't working, despite what my multimeter says. I find this very unlikely.
If someone could help me out with a diagram of relay locations, that would be great so I could start digging into those. I kind of need a '94 or '95 one, since the shop manuals I have are from '92 and show different locations for a lot of the stuff underhood, like the ignition coil.
I'm going to let the fuel pressure bleed off for a couple hours and see if I can get any sign of life out of the fuel pump. If it's any help, my oil pressure gauge has stopped working as well. It completely died yesterday afternoon, went from fine to its rest position. All of the other gauges work.
Such are the travails of owning an 18 year old car, I suppose.