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1991 subaru legacy appears to need a fuel pump based on the way it appears to lack pressure to keep the motor running properly. Where is the fuel pump? and how to I get to it?

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In the fuel tank and you have to remove it

Posted on Mar 16, 2011

  • Larry Chesser Jul 06, 2012

    That fuel pump is located under the hood, driver's side, atop the wheel well; it looks like a black, metal box. You can locate and remove the fuel line from it to check whether your fuel pump is pumping; but, not necessarily check for the correct pressure.

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