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Fuel Pump If my fuel pump is going out does it make a humming or whistling sound?? My car also is starting to jerk like it wants to stop while im driving. Ive never had this noise nor the jerking before.

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A humming noise in the gas tank is usually a failing fuel pump.
The pump uses liquid gasoline to keep it cool and lubricated.

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SOURCE: Fuel Pump Relay Switch

Underneath your hood, behind the passenger side headlight, behind the core support, is a bank of 2-8 relays. One of those relays is the relay needed for your fuel pump. There will also be a fuel pump relay fuse located there. The relay designation should be on the cover of the relay compartment.

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SOURCE: 2002 pontiac grand am, new fuel pump and filter, wont start

Is the security light active? If yes it will have to get reprogrammed by the GM dealer as GM has this as a propriatory system... Meaning no one else can work on it.

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