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My fuel pump still runs after I shut the vehicle off. What could cause this??

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It mat be that the contacts in the fuel pump relay are stuck.
Try replacing the relay,its usally in the fuse box under the hood.
Lee

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    Annette Frampton Oct 20, 2013

    can u tell me witch fuse or rely it is in the box

  • Lee Seliga Oct 20, 2013

    The inside of the lid for the fuse box is usally marked, you can refer tot the owners manual,a auto parts store should be able to show you which one.

  • Lee Seliga Oct 20, 2013

    You can also Google it.

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A lot of vehicles are equipped with environmental (anti-pollution) controls. The gasoline empties back into the tank. Fumes are drawn into canisters through a vacuum etc etc. Some of these functions are normal... up to 2 minutes after you turn off the ignition.

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  • Lee Seliga Oct 20, 2013

    But not the fuel pump

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