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Fuel pump has very little pressure

Car will not start , fuel pump does not have enough pressure.

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I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero I have determined I have a faulty fuel pump. Can you get to the fuel pump through an access panel in the trunk? I think I read that somewhere............


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If you are checking before the pressure at the fuel line in the engine bay, then it is possible that the filter may also be an issue. In most instances, the filter is somewhere along the fuel line from the tank and would be underneath the car's trunk. In some cases the filter would be inside the tank together with the pump.

If at the tank's outlet the pressure is relatively low, then as you posted, it could be the fuel pump which is inside the tank. It is also possible that dirt, sand, debris may be blocking the inlet port of the pump, try banging on the tank to agitate with the pump off. Cleaning/replacing the fuel pump would of course necessitate tank removal.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Change the fuel filter

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