Question about 2002 Honda Civic
Why no dash warning lights for this problem?
I get great gas mileage, and no fume build smell.
How long can I drive before I have to have this fuel pump fixed?
What makes the fuel pump go bad- I only have 47,000 on the car I do have on-time maint.?
Can I fix this problem myself?
The system can't recognize low fuel pressure at start up, if the pressure stays low then a check engine light may or may not come on due to a lean combustion mixture. I think you can access to the fuel pump by removing the rear seat cushion, there may be an access plate to get at the fuel pump module, it is in the gas tank, if you don't have the access plate then you will have to take the fuel tank out of the car. You may ask why do they put the pump in the tank? here is the reason, the pump is very small and works very hard, it gets hot, the gasoline is cool and it cools the pump, most electric in tank pumps last the life of the car, the only way to really ruin them is to run the gas tank at less than 1/4 tank for extended periods and reapeatly, this overheats the fuel pump and shortens the life. Good luck
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
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