I pulled the tank and put power to the pump and it had a 3 to 4 inch fountain of fuel. but fuel pump does not come on with key. under the dash fuse box cover is missing. Is there a fuel relay switch some where ?
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Re: no power to fuel pump in tank
Should be a fuel pump relay located near te battery or on the fire wall. Best place to look is in ownes manual or a repair manual yo can get for less than $20.00 at local parts stores...Always good to have a manual...
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Relieve the fuel system pressure by removing the fuel pump relay from the power distribution center. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. Try to start it again and let it run until it stalls. Repeat this procedure until it no longer will start. Turn the ignition off.
Disconnect the negative battery cable and raise the vehicle. Support the fuel tank with a transmission jack. Locate the fuel filter on the top of your Chrysler Town & Country fuel tank.
Remove the fuel line from the front of the tank and then the ground strap. Next, remove the inboard side of the fuel tank straps and front T-strap fastener. Lower the tank about 6 inches.
Detach the fuel lines from the fuel pump module and then remove the fuel filter. Put the new filter in its place. Tighten the fuel filter bolts to 40 inch pounds.
Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel pump module and reposition the tank. Replace the front T strap fastener and tighten it to 250 inch pounds. Put the inboard fuel tank straps back and tighten them to 40 foot pounds.
Put on the ground strap and connect the fuel line in the front of the tank. Start the engine of your Town & Country and check for leaks.
Open up the rear doors and reach in between the seam between the top of the back seat and the bottom. Unbolt the lower seat cushion from the chassis using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Pull the bottom cushion away from the chassis and set it outside the vehicle.
2Open the gas door and remove the gas cap. Unbolt the silver fuel pump cover from the chassis using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Unplug the electrical connection to the fuel pump with your hands. Put the key in the ignition and attempt to start the car. If it starts, allow it to run until the engine dies. Then remove the key from the ignition.
Disconnect the fuel line connections to the fuel pump, using a pair of pliers. Then pull the fuel pump and bracket assembly out of the gas tank. Pull the stock seal off the gas tank with your hands. Set a replacement seal onto the tank, then install the replacement fuel pump in the tank. Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel pump, using the pliers.
4Connect the electrical connection to the fuel pump, using your hands. Then bolt the silver cover to the chassis with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Reinstall the rear seat cushion, using the ratchet
The fuse is under the hood on the drivers side inner fender their is a fuse box their.If you have power their then check power at the fuel pump relay which is located in the glove box on the passenger side inside the vehicle,there is a cover in the back of glove box remove the panel and their is 3 relays their you should feel the relay clicking for about 3 seconds when you turn the key on. Check for power their if there is power their then you must check for power at the fuel pump. ZThere is a connector right on top of the fuel pump on top of the tank,you should be able to get to it from under the truck without removing the tank.The common cause on these trucks is the connector on top of the fuel pump melts and causes an intermitent problem. if you have power their for about 3-5 seconds this is OK. You must then replace the fuel pump.It is fairly easy on these trucks. Drain the fuel if you can then undue the 2 hose clamps on the filler and vent tubes,then you put a jack under the fuel tank with a piece of wood on it and remove the 2 fuel tank strap nut and bolt, lower the fuel tank and then remove the fuel line carefully do not break them they are hard plastic lines they can brake easily and be costly then remove from under the truck.Take the time to clean around the fuel sending unit and pump to prevent dirt from getting in the tank and causing lots of problems.Remove the retaining ring with a screwdriver and Hammer,and the pump assembly will pull out. Replace the pump assembly and reverse the procedure for install.They usually supply you with a new wire connector when you buy the new pump USE IT. Remeber to replace fuel filter at the same time. Hope this helps
Wade, you can do it. just buy a manual for your vehicle. it will give you detailed instructions. Plus you can use it later for other problems that arise. you will have to drop the fuel tank. A novice can do it in about4 or 5 hours on the ground.
Unfortunately not. I have had some people install a aftermarket high pressure pump inline that has worked however i do not recommend this. The job is actually not to back, remove most of the gas from the tank, remove the straps ( might need to replace them) and remove the tank partially to expose the fuel line connections. Remove the fuel lines and power connector then remove the tank. Remove the locking ring on top the tank, remove the pump and fuel level sender. Install new pump and re install.
You don't need to drop the tank to replace the fuel pump.
Under the carpet in the trunk there is a access cover that you can take off to access the pump. You need a good snap ring pliers to get the snap ring off to release the pump from the tank.
I wish people would have first hand knowledge of the process before they start clicking post and cost a person a lot of money and time for something that isn't needed to be done to complete the job.
Just adding to the previous solution... When replacing the fuel pump, it make the job a lot easier to just pull the truck bed off. There are 6 bolts holding it on from underneath (also remove the gas cap screws) and it will lift off the frame. The bolts are very easy to reach with a 6 inch extension as long as you don't have duel exhaust in which case you will need a knuckle. Once the bed is off...you have free and easy access to the top of the fuel tank and pump. Use a brass punch to remove the retaining ring on top of the fuel tank. (a pump replacement kit can be rented at most auto parts stores).
That sounds like a smililar problem i had. If you pull the fuel line off of the fuel filter, gas should shoot across the parking lot. Not trickle out like a water fountain. My 99 maxima did the same thing and what I found the problem was, was that the fuel line on top of the fuel pump it's self inside the gas tank and blown off. Because nissan put a stupid squeeze clamp on it instead of a screw tight clamp. Pull your the top of your sending unit off and I guarentee you it's not connected to the fuel pump. What's happening it the engine is running off of suction from the gast tank which is why it's only comming out like a water fountain. reconnect the hose back to the fuel pump and put a screw clamp on it prime the system back up and it should start.