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My car died on Sat. and earlier today baecause of my elec.fuel pump! Both times took over 2 hours to turn my car on. I know my wire is loose but why does it take so long to turn on again? How does it work? At all times? Going certain speeds? It used to make a ticking sound like a bomb when I first got it, but the ticking went away about a month or two ago. Does that mean anything? Sorry so many questions but I don't know the answers to them. Thanks.

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> My car died on Sat. and earlier today
> baecause of my elec.fuel pump! Both times
> took over 2 hours to turn my car on. I know
> my wire is loose but why does it take so
> long to turn on again? How does it work? At
> all times? Going certain speeds? It used to
> make a ticking sound like a bomb when I
> first got it, but the ticking went away
> about a month or two ago. Does that mean
> anything? Sorry so many questions but I
> don't know the answers to them. Thanks.

> Wes

Wes, my pump was going out and i could get out and thump on it and it would start ticking again, but pretty soon i had to replace it. Just bought a used pump.
 

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> wes, thumping on it will buy you some time, but
when you do have to replace it (and you will),
avoid buying one from a parts house like pep boys,
western auto, etc. i went through four this way
before finally getting a good one. (which lasted
about 8 months.)
 

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I just replaced mine and it runs 150% better.
The fuel pump is supposed to run for three seconds when the car is first turned on. and all the time when it is running. I happened to have a used one around the shop. New ones are pretty expensive $99-150 at just about anywhere. If you get a used one put some WD-40 in it and let it sit. Then run some lightweight oil through it. This lubricates and swells all the seals inside it.

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I still have my old fuel pump, how do I check ....

If it still works or not? I didn't get my new one too long ago, I think it was on November. So does it mean it's dead because it stopped clicking or did it break in? Thanks for your help guys.

wes
 
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