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I have an 2002 saturn sl and it won't start in has been parked for about a year. could the fuel pump be clogged and is there anything i can put in the gas tank to unclog it. The fuel inlet at the fuel rail has a place where you can connect pressure gauge should there be pressure there? and how much? Can you release pressure by pushing in the valve inside this fitting, At the end of the fuel fill hose before the tank is that an anti-siphon device or does it develop pressure inside the tank to push fuel to the motor/

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  • racingjil May 11, 2009

    we were told by auto zone that the fuel filter is non replace able on a saturn is that correct

  • racingjil May 11, 2009

    at the end of the fuel fill hose before the tank is that an anti-siphon device or dies it develop pressure in side the tank to push fuel to the motor and also where is the fuel filter located?

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Your fuel pump is in the gas tank, You should be able to hear it begin to pump with the key in the on posiiton (not start) You should hear it pump for 5 seconds.
Also replacing the fuel filter is a good idea as well.
The valve you are talking about should be tested with fuel pressure tester. It should be about 75psi.

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If the saturn set for 1yr it probally has a faulty fuel pump from the fuel deterioration.It should have pressure at the rail at the shader valve.Should be around 34-46psi engine off key on a few key cycles.The fuel filter is replaceable on all S-Series Saturns.Located on the drivers frame rail back near the fuel tank.It is also the fuel pressure regulator on 98-02 Saturns.You may have to get that from your local saturn store.I have seen pumps dead from long term setting!!

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