[V8] Fuel Pump Failure Modes
ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 12:07:18 EDT 2007
Don't forget the Fuel Pump Relay. It may be on its way out! Did
your pump make any noise? How much fuel in the tank? I wouldn't
discount the flywheel sensor/s, either btw.
On Jul 24, 2007, at 11:49 AM, Coleman, David wrote:
> Oh man that's the worst kind of mechanical failure -- you'd have been
> dead in the water, had to pay for a flatbed, and then been unable to
> diagnose because it ran again.
> Are there any codes now (or from yesterday that have disappeared)?
> I've never had any fuel pump go bad then later come to life either...
> Though just a thought, don't you have some crazy steep driveway?
> to discount your expertise in the least, but did you run out of
> gas, but
> after sitting on a steep incline, the FP got refilled?
> Otherwise... When it conked out, did it just die, or stumble before
> eventually cutting out completely? I assume it would turn over when
> trying to restart, but did it sputter or almost catch when trying to
> restart at all?
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>> Subject: [V8] Fuel Pump Failure Modes
>> Driving home from an errand yesterday afternoon and #2
>> completely lost power. Fortunately we were close to home
>> *and* at a higher elevation relative to the house. Coasted
>> home while trying to "push" start the engine a bit along the
>> way. When the engine was being turned by the motion of the
>> car the tach was working, so I'm pretty sure the flywheel
>> sensors are OK. I was thinking the fuel pump had died, but
>> last night I went to move the car a bit and tried starting it
>> just for the heck of it ... and it started just fine. This
>> is making me wonder if the problem was the fuel pump or not.
>> Has anyone seen fuel pumps work again after failing? My
>> other experience with fuel pumps is that they tend not to
>> start working again ... I can't remember that happening even once.
>> Steve B
>> San Jose, CA (USA)
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