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How do you know your are having fuel pump problems?

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Answered 2007-03-30 10:49:17

The only way to know for sure is to first check fuses for the fuel pump system. Replace the fuse(s) regardless if they look OK. Then if the car does not start, you will need to pull the fuel line loose under the hod and after putting the loose end into a container, have someone turn on the key to see if the pump is pushing fuel out. If not, then I would probably guess that the fuel pump may be faulty and needs replaced. But, when you do remove the fuel pump, have it may be OK and there may be some other electrical issue to deal with. Always keep in mind that you car needs three things to run...Fuel...air...Spark.

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