Thanks. Found it while you guys were helping me (sorry for wasting your time he he). For some reason when I first put on the adapter, it didn't feel like it would fit. Then after 15 minutes of running in circles, I decided to try with more determination - as in put the adapter on and actually attempt to turn it clockwise a bit. Sure enough, the threads in the adapter are recessed enough that it doesn't feel normal putting it on. I then found the problem the other guy (rmc1926?) had with alternator being in the way. I then located the elbow adapter in the kit (comes with the kit from Autozone).
I did not take steps to relieve fuel pressure prior to connecting the pressure gauge (as instructed by the tester manual - which also comes with the kit). But I did use plenty of rags to keep gasoline from getting on the alternator (ewwwwh if that were to happen...).
No pressure on the gauge whatsoever, and after several ignition-on-off-on attempts. I rechecked the tightness on the elbow adapter and the schrader adapter, then tried again to no avail.
The car has been sitting on an empty (or very close to empty) fuel tank for a year.
I did put gasoline (4 gallons) into the tank prior to the test.
Research suggests that in the case of a car running out of gas, that the fuel pump could get debris in it and fail. Research also suggests taking a mallet and hitting the pump to break it loose from a locked-up condition that sometimes exists in this case. (Isn't the fuel pump mounted through a hole in the top of the tank? Which would make it hard to get a mallet on it to smack.)
Upon removing the tester from the schrader valve, there was a pleasant smell of gas on the adapters, as well as being wet. Is the evidence of gasoline any good sign that maybe the pump is at least working to a degree, and that it or the fuel filter could be clogged?
Thanks, and i'm now working on locating the relay to check for a signal to the pump. Also, I've checked the OBD
II codes and no codes came up.
The ignition-on-off-on cycle was about 20 cycles over 3 minutes or so.