Q: Do I have a bad fuel pump?

asked by on January 21, 2017

I was driving one day and my car jumped rpms and then eased out and the engine died on me in drive. I did a fuel pressure test on it myself on the shrader valve(I think that's what it's called) on the fuel line. When I started the car the pressure was at 0 psi. Does this mean I for sure have a bad fuel pump?

My car has 170000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you have tested the fuel pressure at the test valve on fuel rail and do not get pressure then the system will need to tested for a bad fuel pump.

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