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High pitched noise from fuel pump

2003 dodge caravan when it gets warm the fuel pump starts to make a high pitched "whine". Have about 80K on it, is this normal or should I look to change it out so it doesn't leave me sitting somewhere?

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With 80K, best to replace. When the pump gets warm the metal pump housing expands and increases tolerances to create the "whine"

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I would change it, it's not supposed to whine, on it's way out.

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I don't think your model has an external fuel filter but if it does and its cheap enough replace it first so you don't spend a bunch of money on a pump that may get you 100k miles or even 10k just because of noise.

It is very likely that it is on its way out but unless there is also a performance issue its probably fine...

In the future, if you have a habit of letting your tank get low (like below a quarter of a tank) then don't.... Cars with internal pumps rely on the surrounding gasoline to help keep the pump cool enough to operate without causing failure...

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