Changed starter and S3 won't start
I changed my starter and now my S3 won't start. The engine turns over but will not catch. The engine acts like it isn't getting fuel. Even after cranking up to 30 times, there is no gas smell. Here is what I replaced/repaired:
1. Removed plenum
2. Removed fuel injectors and rail and sent off to OKInjectors for service
3. Removed starter (bad solenoid)
4. Installed rebuilt starter
5. Installed starter relay (30, 85, 86, 87 pins)
6. Installed plenum
7. Installed fuel rail and injectors
I tried to ensure that I connected all the plugs and ground wire back into the engine block. I also checked the fuel pump fuse and all fuses under the steering wheel. I can hear the fuel pump relay click when I turn the key.
When I first got everything back together, I tried starting without the fuel pump relay. I left the key in the ignition and when I inserted the relay, I heard a pop that sounded like static in the vicinity of the fuse holder. Could I have killed the fuel pump?
Please offer any suggestions for troubleshooting.
Kim - 1987 Spider Quadrifoglio (~170K original owner miles)