This may be unrelated to the fuel pump question. When I turn the ignition to the on position, I hear a loud continuious clicking sound. I has always have it since I brought it new. I was told that they thought it was a electronic fuel pump. What do you think? Thanks for your help, Mark
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Appreciate the "Ask Me". With your indulgence, I would be re-posting this in your original problem/post here.
To my understanding a "loud continuous clicking sound" indicates a relay or solenoid opening and closing, whereas an electric fuel pump would produce a low tone whirring sound. This might be of help, image of a typical factory installed mechanical fuel pump:
In the possibility that for some reason your particular model has an electric fuel pump, then it would perhaps look something like this:
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start with getting somebody to toggle the ignition to see if you hear the fuel pump running with the ignition in the on position do not crank. if you don't hear fuel pump running check fuel pump fuse and relay. hope it helps!
Are you sure your fuel pump is not functioning ? To check if pump is operating listen by the fuel tank while another person turns the ignition to the accessory position. If the pump is working you will hear a couple seconds of a hum or vibration coming from the inside of tank. Not very loud so do this in a fairly quiet setting or time of day. To change pump you have to drop fuel tank, pump is inside tank.
You may have to "cycle" the ignition switch a few times to get fuel up to the fuel rails. Make sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (do not start yet). Listen to see if you can hear the fuel pump running. If you can hear it, turn the key of and wait about 15 seconds and turn the key to the RUN position again. Repeat this step one more time, the turn the ignition to START.
If you cannot hear the fuel pump running when you turn the key on, then you most likely lost your fuel pump when you ran out of gas. This is pretty common - especially if the fuel pump has a lot of miles on it. If this is the case, then you will have to replace your fuel pump.
Did you check for fuel pressure on the line from the tank while you had the filter off? Do you hear your fuel pump prime when you turn the ignition on? First I would listen for the hum of the fuel pump when you turn the key to the run position (not starting the engine) May have to get a helper and listen at the gas filler neck with the cap off. If you dont hear your fuel pump, check your fuses and relays. If the relay clicks when your helper turns the key on ( put your finger on the relay and ear down close to feel/hear the relay actuate)., and fuse is good, yet you do not hear the pump prime, I would say your fuel pump is shot.
If it is a diesel,check for fuel pressure coming off the direct drive pump hose while cranking the motor.
SOUND LIKE FUEL PUMP.LISTEN FOR FUEL PUMP OPERATING BY TURN IGNITION TO THE ON POSITION.YOU SHOULD HEAR FUEL PUMP RUN FOR 3 SECONDS AND TURN OFF.IF YES REPLACE FUEL FILTER.IF YOU HEAR NO FUEL PUMP NOISE.CHECK FUEL PUMP FUSE AND RELAY.IF BOTH OKAY.CODE SCAN CAR FIRST BEFORE BUYING NEW FUEL PUMP.BECAUSE FAULT IN THE THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM AND PCM WILL DISABLE FUEL SYSTEM.
By "TURN OVER" do you mean CRANKING or STARTING because in my nomenclature these are two very differnt things. If you mean it "CRANKS" but will not "START" after adding fuel ....have someone listen for fuel pump at filler opening, easy to hear for 5-6 secs. after turning key to ON position. If you hear pump "WHIRRING" are you sure running out of gas is what stopped your vehicle from running 'cause adding fuel ,....... and not cranking over are so completely unrelated I don't know where to start unless maybe you had a diesel motor and added gasoline
Trace the source of the sound and see if its hooked into the fuel lines as it sure sounds like a pump but it could be your tappets too.If you could find the noise and provide a little more info it would be a more accurate answer