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How to Check a Car Fuel Pump
Car fuel pumps transfer gas from the fuel tank to the car engine and can be mechanical or electric. Cars low on gas can cause fuel pumps to overheat.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump
Common signs include a whining noise, hard starting, engine performance issues, and an inability to start the car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump Relay
If the engine is stalling or not starting, or the fuel pump is not making any noise when the key is on, you may need to replace the fuel pump relay.
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Relay Last?
The fuel pump is among the most used parts on any car. Each time the car is started and ran, the fuel pump will have to perform. There are a variety of...
How Can You Tell That Your Fuel Pump Isn’t Working?
The fuel pump is responsible for getting fuel out of the gas tank and up to the engine. The pump itself is usually located inside the gas tank. There are a handful of...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Usually Last?
Fuel pumps are a simple and rugged part of the fuel system. They are usually found inside of the fuel tank and are responsible for sending fuel from the tank to the engine. Because...
How Often Should the Fuel System Be Inspected?
Without fuel, an internal combustion engine will not run. For this reason, parts used in the fuel system are built for durability and can stand up to years of near-constant use. Some parts,...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gas Tank
The gas tank of the vehicle holds the fuel, which makes the car run. The fuel is propelled by the fuel pump. The gas tank can be made out of plastic high-density polyethylene, which can...
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuel Pump
Fuel is pumped from the gas tank up into the engine, and these handy little devices come in any number of shapes, sizes, and applications imaginable. Each of the three different key types...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Shut Off Switch Last?
Being involved in an accident can be quite scary and dangerous. There are a number of safety mechanisms that are built into a car that will help to reduce...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Last?
With all of the different components that allow your car’s fuel system to function, it can become very hard to keep up with them all. Having malfunctioning components in your fuel system...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas...
Why Fuel Pump Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing the fuel pump can be challenging, as you may first need to remove the fuel tank and other parts in the car to reach the pump.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump Shut Off Switch
The fuel pump shut off switch may be faulty when the Check Engine Light comes on or if the engine suddenly turns off while driving.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump Relay
The fuel pump has a relay that fails when there is no audible humming sound as the ignition is turned and when the car cranks after longer than usual.
How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage For Your Car
Fuel economy can be increased if you perform regular car maintenance, pay attention to the Check Engine Light, and reduce your idling time.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump
Fuel pumps help push gas from the fuel tank to the fuel rail. Fuel pumps have filters to prevent small particles from entering the car engine.

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Will a 1998 fuel pump work on a 2001 Ford windstar
The two fuel pumps are not the same. The two pumps are different part numbers and both vehicles have different pressure specifications.
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Reinstalling fuel pump back into tank
If you are not using an OEM, dealer supplied gasket, but rather an aftermarket supplied gasket, that could cause this problem. The gasket you have may simply be too thick. Even if the gaskets are of the same thickness, there...
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What could be the problem? My GTI 5 is showing these codes after diagnosing low pressure regulation, fuel pump circuit.
Hi there. If you are getting codes for the fuel pump circuit, then there could be a problem with the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, or the electrical wiring. First check the fuel pump relay and see if the relay...
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I put a fuel pump in and a fuel pump relay. The relay works but there is no power to the fuel pump.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the wiring to the fuel pump between the fuel pump relay and the fuel pump. Remove the wiring to the fuel pump and check the resistance from the wiring from the relay...
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Hey I have a 2000 Buck Lesabre and I'm having some fuel issues I think
Fuel is a possibility but so is air induction particularly the idle air control (IAC) valve. The IAC valve may be sticking which would explain the first symptom you report which is everything was great until you simply put it...
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When gas leval reaches half a tank my car acts as if it has no gas when i get to a quarter it wont run
The fuel pump in the fuel tank is most likely leaking fuel where it hooks to the fuel pump housing. I recommend replacing the fuel pump in the fuel tank.
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Our 2005 jaguar ran out of gas Now it won't start we added gas and turn the key on an off four times it sound like it will
When a car has a lot of miles on it, as yours does, running out of gas can damage the fuel pump. Most cars these days have the pump submerged in the fuel tank and the fuel passes through the...
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What causes me car to be weak when going uphill
There may be a few different reasons for a vehicle to not have power to go up a hill. You need to first determine if it is the engine or transmission problem. If the transmission is not downshifting or is...
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Car won't stay on for less than 5 seconds and makes a knocking sound.
Hi there. The symptoms that you have presented sounds as if the fuel pump has stopped working. When the fuel pump stops working, the engine will start up and run rough and stall out. While the engine is running, due...
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Is there a fuel pump relay reset switch? Still got no power after changing the pump and relay. There is no engine light.
Hi there. There is no fuel pump relay reset switch, just a fuse. If the fuel pump is not working, first check the fuel pump fuse to see if its blown. If the fuse is good, then check the power...
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Takes 10 Min for fuel pump to turn on.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot after you shut off the engine. If the relay is hot, then I recommend replacing it. The contacts inside the relay may have corrosion build up on...
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Fuel pump is not priming.
Hi there. The fuel pump could have failed due to crystallization of the fuel if there is too much water in the fuel). I recommend putting a treatment of water separator in the fuel tank and let it sit for...
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No start with no fuel to the engine.
Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. If you have determined that the engine is not getting fuel then that signifies there is likely an issue with the fuel system. I would start by making sure...
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Why won't my 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier start?
Hello. It sounds like you have an ignition problem. If you are not getting spark then this will occur. I usually check fro spark first. If you have spark then it may not be timed correctly. You may have a...
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Just replaced fuel.pump and now it wont start
If both the starter motor and fuel pump are not working be sure the Engine Immobilizer is not active. If you are sure the security system is off and yet power does not reach the fuel pump or the starter,...
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Check Engine Light is on. Codes are Bank 1 Sensor 1 Low-voltage, and Bank 2 Sensor 1 Low-voltage. . .
Hi there. What seems to be the issue is the fuel pump is not plugged in. The Oxygen Sensors are working and telling you that the system is too lean with having a low voltage reading. If it was just...
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Should I replace my fuel pump also?
If the fuel pump has not been replaced before or in the last 3 years then I would recommend replacing the pump and filter with the new fuel tank replacement.
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Hi. i have a 2000 kia sportage 4WD and it looks like the fuel pump needs to be replaced. Is it necessary to drop the fuel tank in order to replace the fuel pump?
Hi there. The fuel pump could be changed by using a special tool behind the seats in your vehicle. You will have to remove the carpet behind the rear seats and you will have access to the fuel pump. I...
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my car is not starting.we changed the part that was the problem but its still not starting. any ideas on what it might be??
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking on when the key is turned on. If the fuel pump relay is not clicking on, then check for power to the relay. If there is no power...
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Fuel tank switch
You will need to have the fuel pressure checked using both fuel tanks and see if the front fuel tank is with in specifications. If the fuel tank pump is not with in specification then replace the fuel pump. ...

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