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Fuel pump replacement and fuel sending unit replacement

Fuel pump replacement and fuel sending unit replacement On car forums people always ask where the fuel pump is located so they can perform a fuel pump replacement procedure. Well, on a fuel-injected vehicle, it’s always in the gas tank. Next, they ask if they really have to drop the tank to replace it. Yeah, in some cases you do. In other cases, the carmaker has installed an access panel in the back seat area that allows you to replace the fuel pump without dropping the tank. If you have … Read More

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 … Read More


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