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Fuel pump not on but if we tap the fuel tank it turns on but still goes off will driving our sitting and if we hit the tank turns back on

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Change the fuel pump its bad

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Your fuel pump is physically inside the Gas Tank (which is located between the rear seats and the trunk/spare tyre).

However, the control unit for the fuel pump/motor is right on top of the tank. My experienced mechanic gave mine a couple of bumps with a small object (like a small pipe to reach the box) to kick it back into operation.

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Try this: keep the tank -Filled Up- this will help to cool the Fuel Pump which sits in gas inside the tank.
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If #2 is you: then your fuel pump has hit some scummy **** and doesn't want to work without repair or cleaning, try giving it another knock or two with the electrics in the car turned on. Maybe have a friend crank the car while you -tap- on the fuel pump.

If #3 is you: Check your spark plugs, they could be misfiring.

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