My '98 A3 car all of a sudden won't start (though turns over nicely). With the fuel pump access cover removed, should I be able to hear the fuel pump at all? I don't hear anything from it even when I'm turning the engine over. I don't have extensive documentation on the car but I do have the Audi A3 1997 workshop manual Electrical System edition 11.01. I am suspecting it's not getting fuel because there's absolutely no smell of fuel no matter how much I pump the pedal and try to turn it over. I also don't hear any sound that I think a fuel pump should make when I turn the key in the ignition all the way up to engaging the starter. So searching this forum brings me here. I notice that the relay and fuses on top of the battery have had a problem. The 30 amp fuse in location labeled S164 has completely melted the bottom half away of the fuse! But I can't find reference to what the fuse really is used for. I also can't find the fuel pump relay. Can someone be more specific as to where its actaully located? Thanks! A picture is worth a million words here. I can't refernce to fuel pump relay in the workshop manual.