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Re: No fuel reaching motor where do I look
If you are positive it is the fuel not reaching the engine, replace the fuel filter. Next after doing a quick Google search on your model, it seems the fuel pump relay can be an issue with this model. Have the relay tested or depending on cost, replaced.
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Could be the wiring to the gas tank or the fuel pump which in most cars is in the gas tank, to remove the gas tank you'll need correct size wrench, floor jack (placed directly centered under the gas tank, and floor stands to hold the car steady.
Jack up the car, put floor stands in place, remove the wiring (check it to see it burned out or any other type of defect) remove bolts holding the tank in place then lower your floor jack (which should have never been removed) slowly take out the fuel pump carefully so nothing breaks off and stays in the fuel tank and replace it.
Check out some of these videos before you start. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=replace+fuel+pump
fuel filter located in fuel tank with the fuel pump.to remove fuel filter with fuel pump you can remove fuel pump from the trunk area.just remove spare tire and jack.then remove floor trunk liner.now you are at the fuel pump reach.
First, put a jack up under the fuel pump. then remove the two straps that hold the fuel tank or their might be a skidplate you have to remove first. when removed, slowly let tank down slightly so you can get to the fuel lines. there should be two lines and one hose. there might be more, if so just remove them. then remove the filler neck hose clamps and pull the hoses off of the neck where the gas goes in. then there should be one or two connectors. after that it should be safe to lower and set on the ground. then remove the fuel pump by either unscrewing a cap on the top of the pump or sliding a ring around until it comes off. then pull the old pump out and put the new one in. i recommend a fuel pump assembly over just the pump because the assembly wires become corroded or brittle and will sometimes be the reason your fuel pump doesnt work. install is reverse of removal.
P.S. check under your back seat or in the trunk under the carpet to see if you have a service panel for your fuel pump. if so then just take that off and you can pull the pump out without dropping the tank.
Hello, If the D is for diesel, then you will have to siphon to fuel out of the tank until you make the fuel tank light enough to drop the tank. Then remove the tank, turn it upside down after removing the fuel pump. The gasoline that is in the tank by mistake at best could be used in a 2 cycle engine. For the most part it is junk fuel. Otherwise it can be used to start fires or clean tools.
Add a small amount of diesel to the tank and swish it around and dump that fuel as waste. Then try to immerse the fuelpump(if in tank) in diesel fuel to get out the lighter more explosive gasoline. Try blowing out the fuel that has reached the motor and have the fuel filters changed. When everything is together add only several gallons to prime the system before trying to start it.
If you suspect gasoline is in the injectors, they may have to be removed and cleaned too.
Now if you added Diesel to a car using gasoline, then it can be a little easier to fix. You can use the fuel pump in the tank to drain the tank via the fuel line coupler at the fuel filter. Remove the filter and turn on the key with a rubber line connected to the tank side of the fuel line. The fuel pump will drain the tank. It would be good to remove and clean the tank, but not necessary. The residual Diesel fuel will dilute over time.
If either fuel is mixed together there will be vapors. Ventilate and put down a rubber mat or blanket under the catch bucket to insulate it from sparks and static.
I hope my solution is very helpful to you. I want to add that sometimes Comprehensive car insurance may pay for this service. You should call your Insurance company and see if your insurance covers this.
TO REMOVE FUEL TANK YOU FIRST RELIEF FUEL PRESSURE.THEN YOU RAISE THE VECHICLE AND SUPPORT ON JACK STANDS.THEN YOU DRAIN FUEL OUT OF FUEL TANK.YOU CAN GO TO ANY AUTO PARTS STORE BUY A SIPHON.DONT SIPHON GASOLINE WITH YOUR MOUTH.SWALLOWING GAS AND FUMES COULD BE FATAL.WHEN ALL FUEL OUT THE FUEL TANK.REMOVE THE FUEL FILLER.DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL WIRING TO FUEL TANK.THEN DISCONNECT ALL THE HOSES FROM THE FUEL TANK.PLACE A LARGE FLOOR JACK CENTER OF THE FUEL TANK.PLACE A PIECE PLY WOOD OVER FLOOR JACK LIFTING SADDLE TO KEEP FROM PUTTING A HOLE IN FUEL TANK.START RAISING FLOOR JACK UNTIL SADDLE TOUCH GAS TANK JUST ENOUGH TO HOLD TANK IN PLACE.THEN YOU REMOVE FUEL PUMP SUPPORT STRAP BOLTS DROP FUEL TANK DISCONNECT FUEL SUPPLY AND RETURN HOSES AND DISCONNECT FUEL VAPOR LINES FROM PRESSURE RELIEF ROLLOVER VALVE.THEN REMOVE TANK.IF HAVE TROUBLE REMOVING FILLER TUBE AT GAS TANK SPRAY WD40 AROUND WHERE FILLER TUBE GOES TO GAS TANK LOOSEN THE CLAMPS AND USE LARGE VISE GRIPS WORK FILLER TUBE HOSE AWAY FROM FUEL TANK SPRAY WD40 INTO IT SLIDE ON OFF.WHEN YOU GET FUEL TANK OFF USE A FUEL PUMP MODULE LOCK RING TOOL TURN LOCK RING COUNTERCLOCK WISE.IF YOU DONT HAVE THE FUEL PUMP LOCK RING TOOL.YOU CAN USE A HAMMER AND BRASS DRIFT OR A PLASTIC DRIFT DONT USE NO METAL DRIFTS OR PUNCH YOU WILL MAKE A SPARK AND HAVE EXPLOSION FROM GAS FUMES BE EXTRA CAREFUL.REPLACE FUEL PUMP SOCK AND FUEL SUPPLY LINES IF STOPPED UP AND REPLACE FUEL FILTER.PUT EVERY THING BACK IN VISA VERSA.IF ALL GOES WELL. GO TO AUTO PARTS STORE BUY A GAS CAP WITH A LOCK SO WHO EVER PUT SUGAR IN YOUR GAS WONT BE ABLE TO TRY IT AGAIN GOOD LUCK.
no, have only seen them in escorts, go nfigure. find and check the fuel pump relay. can also add power to purple wire from the fuel pump near the tank and see if it works before removing tank for replacement.
Too bad GM doesnt provide a cover to access tank without dropping the tank. I would think creating this "hole" would be quite the endeavor and done correctly would add quite the additional time and expense. Decline cutting holes and drop the tank in order to service the pump/sender. Any reputable repair firm should or would never recomend this measure in order to access the pump in the fuel tank I would hope....
No special tools required. You first need to remove as much fuel as possible so the tank is not too heavy. Chock the wheels, put tranny in N, remove driveshaft making sure to mark both mating surfaces at rear diff so you put it back on exactly how it came off. Disconnect the filler hose at the tank. Next thing is to lower the tank about 4-5 inches so you can disconnect the electrical connector and hoses to the fuel pump at the top of the tank. I placed a floor jack with a 2' x 1' piece of plywood under the tank, removed the support straps, and lowered the tank enough so I could reach up and disconnect the electrical connector and fuel line hoses from the pump. Once I got everything unhooked I lowered the tank and slid it out from under the vehicle. Replacing the pump is far easier than getting the tank out. There is a locking ring you have to turn remove. Tap is with a wood block or brass punch so as to not cause any sparks. Once it is off, remove the pump and replace. If you are replacing the pump you should replace the fuel sending unit also since these things have a reputation for going bad at 60,000 miles. Installation is the reverse order.