Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada
It takes anywhere from 1-2 to 5-15 attempts to start before it does. I haven't had it that long, but I think it is the pressure valve or something to do with fuel getting to the engine because the more fuel in the tank the faster it will start. I was wondering how difficult it is to change a fuel pump yourself. It would be nice to just fix the pressure problem, but I'm assuming it's attached to the pump as one piece. I got an estimate from a shop and they told me it would run around $900. I' can't afford that right now so I'm also wondering if I'm potentially causing more problems by holding off on the repairs.
Try changing the fuel filter before you do anything drastic. The fact that your car starts better when the tankis full leads me to believe the tube in the gas tank has a hole in it or has come apart somewhat. It could be sucking air.
It's not terribly difficult to change the fuel pump. It's mostly dirty and difficult, because you have to remove the gas tank. And those silly little pumps are pricey. The easiest cheapest fix is to go to an auto wrecker and get the whole gas tank, with the pump still in it. Don't be afraid of used parts. You drive to the parts store on them all the time.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Tank needs to come down to change pump...Depending upon how much experience you have, not really that difficult and far less than $900. Tried checking rail pressure with a fuel gauge? (good thing to test before replacing stuff!!)
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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