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How do i know the fuel pump is going bad? Had a scare a few times when the car wouldn't start out of the blue

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You can get a computer diagnostics done see if any codes are stored in computer, can also check fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge, being a 1994 could have old pump in

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You will see a check engine light on in your dash. You will need someone with a OBD II reader to retrieve the code.
Please let me know what you find.

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Impala ss 1996 died while driving then later start up


May have been water or debris pulled into the injectors from running low on fuel . I would run it on some short local runs and a few fullness throttle bursts and see how she does . My favorite Chevy and a beautiful car .

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My 99 monte carlo runs great but every once in a while it wont start it cranks over but the fuel pump never turns on if i let it sit for a few days it will start i always know when its going to start...


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1999 300M sometimes it won"t


Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.

It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.

If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.

Aug 27, 2011 | 1999 Chrysler 300M

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I have a 1996 Chevy Blazer 6 cylinder 4.3 Vortex engine. The check engine light has been on for a few weeks but it was running just fine. Until all of a sudden it wouldn't start last night. I had...


My first thought would be: If you repaired an emissions hose, take the car back to Auto Zone (or another parts supplier) and let them tell you what code comes up now. You eliminated one problem, now you have to find another.
I wouldn't do a fuel pump without more information.
Gary

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We have a 1995 jeep grand cherokee limited 4 wheel drive. how do you know when the fuel pump is going bad?


you will notice that your vehicle acts like it is starving for fuel, and sometimes , the engine will even die, and then start back up, a lot of fuel pumps can be saved by people not driving their vehicles with a 1/4 or less amount of gas in the tank, because when the the tank gets very low, the fuel pump has to work harder to pump the gas, and even overheats when trying to pump the low amount of gas to the engine therefore resulting in the fuel pump going out.

Jun 19, 2011 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Where is the switch to reset fuel pump. I do not have a manual. Car will not start. Not a battery problem


Also not a fuel reset issue,unless you
were in an accident of over 3 g's

Have you removed the starters solenoid,
opened it up and checked the contacts

If not that, then the starter or cables

Start with the somewhat easy stuff

You tested the battery and it is only
a few years old also?

Mar 06, 2011 | 2003 Ford Explorer

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Takes multiple times to start


I think you have a faling fuel pump or a bad pressure regulator allowing fuel pressure to bleed down when the engine is off.
Try this test - When you start the car for the first time of the day, turn the key to "ON", wait a few seconds, turn the key off. Wait about 15 seconds, turn the key to "ON" again, wait a few seconds. Then wait one final time for 1 seconds and try starting the car. If it starts right away, that means fule pressure is bleeding of due to a bad check vavle int he fuel pump, a bad fuel pump or a bad pressure regulator.

The reason for the procedure is because when you turn the key to "ON", the fuel pump runs for 2 seconds and then shuts off if the engine is not running. The 15 seconds wait is for the power and fuel pump relay to cycle off before it will run the pump again.

Let us know how the test comes out. The fuel pump is in the fuel tank and hums when it is running.

Mar 01, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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