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Fuel pump filter plugged up. Not the fuel filter

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  • tbone842 Sep 27, 2008

    Car ran out of gas we believe and with fresh gas added to the tank it will not start up. It turns over and there is spark but it will not start.

  • crmartens Sep 28, 2008

    Sat for a long time..Gas smells "old".Can't hear the fuel pump either,.

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Take the hose off of the outgoing side off the fuel pump, is there gas coming out when you turn it over? tried testing the fuel pressure? a 10 $$ junkyard pump solved my fuel woes. 

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You've already eliminated the spark plug & wireset, distributor cap & rotor.
Sounds like your car needs a tune-up, specifically, the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve, and/of the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve.

Components checked/replaced during a tune-up are:
air filter
motor oil
motor oil filter
breather filter
fuel filter(s)
fuel strainer
PCV valve
EGR valve
spark plugs
spark plug wires
ECM or distributor cap & rotor
cabin air filter
transmission oil filter
transmission oil
engine coolant
check all vacuum hoses and lines

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Priority Action Part Type -- Cause
1 Inspect Battery -- Battery Discharged or Faulty.
2 Inspect Battery Cable -- Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
3 Inspect Distributor Cap -- Distributor Cap Cracked or Burned.
3 Inspect Fuel Filter -- Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter.
5 Inspect Ignition Coil -- Faulty Ignition Coil.
6 Inspect Wireset -- Worn, Damaged or Faulty Spark Plug Wire(s).
7 Inspect Spark Plug -- Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s).
8 Inspect Starter -- Starter Motor Faulty.
9 Inspect Fuel Pump -- Low Fuel Pressure.
10 Inspect Solenoid Switch -- Faulty Starter Solenoid Switch.
11 Inspect Fuel Pump Relay -- Faulty Fuel Pump Relay.
12 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator -- Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator.
13 Inspect Ignition Switch -- Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch.
14 Inspect Starter Drive -- Faulty Starter Drive.
15 Inspect Fuel Injector -- Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors.
16 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer -- Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainerat.
17 Inspect Engine Control Computer -- Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The EEC.
18 Inspect Fuel Tank -- Fuel Tank Empty.
19 Inspect Carburetor -- Carburetor Flooded or Faulty Choke.
20 Inspect Distributor -- Worn, Loose, or Incorrectly Installed Distributor.

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Fig. 7 Fuel Lines At Fuel Pump Module 42402626 NOTE: The fuel filter mounts to the frame above the rear of the fuel tank. The inlet and outlet tubes are permanently attached to the filter.
REMOVAL
  1. Release fuel system pressure.
  2. From inside trunk, disconnect fuel pump module wiring jumper from main body harness.
    • The 4 pin connector is located under the trunk mat on the left side of trunk near the base of the shock tower.
    • Locate body grommet for jumper near base of rear seat. Push grommet out and feed jumper completely through hole in body.
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  2. With vehicle on a hoist, drain fuel from tank. Support fuel tank with a support such as a transmission jack stand.
  3. Position a fuel approved container, with a capacity of at least 16 gallons, under the drain plug located on the bottom left edge of the tank.
  4. Remove drain plug and allow fuel to drain. WARNING: Drain plug must be installed at this time as there will be 1 to 2 gallons of fuel left in the tank .
  5. When tank is no longer draining, install drain plug. Tighten plug to 32 in lb .
  6. Remove driver's side fuel tank strap.
    • Loosen, do not remove, passenger side fuel tank strap allowing fuel tank fill neck to touch rear suspension cross-member.
WARNING: Wrap shop towels around hoses to catch any gasoline spillage .

  1. Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump module Fig. 7 . These are quick connect fittings.
  2. Disconnect fuel supply line from the fuel brake module.
Fig. 8 Fuel Filter 42402627
  1. Remove fuel filter Fig. 8 .
NOTE: The fuel supply (to filter) tube, return tube (to pump module) are permanently attached to the fuel filter.
  • The ends of the fuel supply and return tubes have different size quick-connect fittings.
  • The larger quick-connect fitting connects to the large nipple (supply side) on the fuel pump module.
  • The smaller quick-connect fitting attaches to the small nipple (return side) on the fuel pump module.
Apply a light coating of clean 30 weight engine oil to the fuel filter nipples. Install fuel tubes.
  1. Install fuel tank, filter and tank straps. Torque tank strap bolts to 23 Nm (250 in lbs) . Make sure pump module harness grommet is installed in body as tank is raised into position.
  2. Lower vehicle and connect pump module connector.
  3. Fill tank with fuel.
  4. Connect negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.

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