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Car keeps on cutting out on me it is the high presser pump I had it looked at
I'm not familiar with the Vectra, but I've never let that stop me before.
These days most fuel pumps are in the fuel tank and while some cars need to have the tank removed to replace the pump, many manufacturers have conveniently provided an access panel in the trunk. Not rocket surgery and of course, usual precautions around gasoline apply: smoke a cigarette during the work, have an open flame nearby and don't disconnect the battery (sparks will help get that fire going ??).
Another thought. You mentioned "high pressure" pump and some cars (like my old Alfa) have a low pressure pump in the tank and a high pressure pump under the car. Just sayin'.
Also, consider looking for a user's group for you car.
All the best
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Suspected Fuel Pump Failure
first, tap on the gas tank to see if it sounds empty, second, when you turn your key on you should hear the fuel pump turn on (faint whirring sound from gas tank) for a couple seconds.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Are you sure there is gas in the tank? I "fixed" more than one car that came in for a fuel pump replacement that ran out of gas. If you have gas, check the fuel pump fuse, fuel pump relay, check for power to the fuel pump. check wiring, kinked lines, clogged fuel filter. Sometimes new FI cars are hard to prime if there is air in the system. Take off the air filter and have someone squirt fuel down the throttle body while you crank the engine. If it fires, you know it's not getting fuel, but when it does fire , it may prime the pump enough to run.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
Check the large vacuum line coming from your brake booster,In it is a one way valve that stops you from forcing air backwards into the intake.Which is what your problem sounds like.The sudden extra air pushed into the intake severely leans out the motor causing the stumble.Hope this helps?
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
try turning the nozzle upside down in the fuel filler pipe
the shape of the filler is quite contorted
however if you do need to replace the breather, firstly you need to drop the tank out of the car.
this means at least 3 hours work, releasing the filler neck from the body work
try the nozzle trick first, otherwise to a dealer I'd go
let him have the hassle
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
Hi Tony, If the car ran out of fuel the fuel rail will be empty. Pressurized fuel must fill the rail before injection is possible. The pressure of the fuel in the rail should be somewhere around three point eight bar. Crank the vehicle for about forty seconds at a time and then allow the starter to cool. Repeat until the car starts. A better method is to identify the fuel pump relay, remove it and bridge the switching connections, but that can be dangerous unless you have a knowledge of electrical circuits. Regards John
Posted on Jan 10, 2012
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