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PostSubject: Quick fuel pump death   Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:10 pm

One day after replacing my two week old starter, my fuel pump went. I know new aftermarket fuel pumps are known for their longevity Rolling Eyes; this one lasted all of four miles. At least I hope that's what's happened.

The engine turned over several times before starting, unlike before when it fired right up. It sounded noisy. I filled up the tank, seemed OK at low speeds, then as soon as I hit 60 it felt sluggish. I turned around and headed straight back home. Two blocks to go, uphill, the CEL came on, it stumbled, then died and wouldn't restart. The CEL came on once for about two minutes a few weeks ago then went off; otherwise it's never been on in the 16 months I've had the car.

It's going back to the shop tomorrow, but I thought I'd ask anyway: does it sound like a bad fuel pump? Is there something else to look for that eats fuel pumps?
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:50 am

Obviously check for pressure first. Did you replace the piece of hose that goes from the pump to the top of the sending unit? Those are known to split, especially after being disturbed.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:19 pm

It was a defective fuel pump.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:26 pm

mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:27 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?

Bosch? Surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:07 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?

Airtex pump went in the caddy after 5k miles. Put in another and it's still going many miles later.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:37 pm

GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?

Airtex pump went in the caddy after 5k miles. Put in another and it's still going many miles later.

Uh oh, you just jinxed yourself now! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:56 pm

It's a Carter pump.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:21 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?

Airtex pump went in the caddy after 5k miles. Put in another and it's still going many miles later.

Uh oh, you just jinxed yourself now! Razz

Well it's sitting in the garage for the winter now. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Quick fuel pump death   Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:24 pm

GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
GasTT wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
mp775 wrote:
It was a defective fuel pump.

airtex?

Airtex pump went in the caddy after 5k miles. Put in another and it's still going many miles later.

Uh oh, you just jinxed yourself now! Razz

Well it's sitting in the garage for the winter now. Very Happy

In that case I really hope it doesn't go again, there isn't enough room in there for you to swap it.
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