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How to avoid repeat fuel pump failure

How to avoid repeat fuel pump failure

If you’ve replaced your fuel pump and now the new one is either acting up or dead, don’t make the same mistake twice. The most common reason repeat fuel pump failure is failure to clean the tank after the first failure. A failed fuel pump can leave debris in the tank, or debris in the tank may have caused the first pump to fail. Most people and some shops drop the tank and plop in a new pump. WRONG. You must drain the tank and flush it completely before installing the new pump. Skip this step and you may as well start buying stock in the fuel pump manufacturer because you’re going to be replacing it for a third time.

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