[200q20v] HELP! Fuel pump

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Sep 1 12:45:24 EDT 2001

Didn't someone post a while back (seems like 6-8 months) about the "new" 
fuel pump attaching stuff REPLACING the rubbery latching device?  I may 
have misremembered their description, but I thought somehow the redesigned 
system meant you had to install the basket arrangement (haven't seen it, so 
not sure what it looks like) into whatever previously held the flexible hooks.

At 11:25 AM 09/01/2001 -0400, Neil Swanson wrote:

>Hey out there
>Anyone on line who's done a new style fuel pump?   My old one is out, the
>new one assembled but no way in hell can I get the new assembly to line up
>and let me get to the point of giving it the final "twist" to lock it in
>place with the tool.
>I can see the 3 tabs in the basket/reciever to line up with, I've marked
>them so from above I can see them while I work but they just don't line up.
>  I can rotate the new assembly 360 degrees and nothing, it just goes round.
>  What I think is that while I rotate it I should just find a point where
>the tabs line up and it should then drop a bit letting me know to put on
>the tool and click it in place
>I don't know how well I explained the above.  My arm is down the hole and
>it just won't line up.  I checked the strainer and "basket" the new pump is
>i with parts numbers from the 200 fiche. All is good there.
>I should mention this.  The last owner had the fuel tank replaced.  This
>was years ago..   The last guy who reinstalled the pump also never got it
>to click into place as when I pulled out all the OE parts the pump assembly
>just pulled out!   I wasn't loose or lying there and it had no problem
>picking up fuel when the tank was low. At the Glen a few days ago on my
>last session I was flying aound with the 15-20 miles till empty warning
>flashing at me and I had no fuel problems at all.
>So WTF?!
>I'm hot and soaked with sweat.  If anyone has any ideas call me at 203 216
>4700, it is 11:21am EST
>As long as I'm in the trunk I'm going to take the time to forget the
>freakin' pump and install a new power antenna. Then when that is done I'll
>tackle the pump again and I may leave it installed as it was when I took it
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