96 A6 Quattro fuel pump

Kevin Smith kevins9 at cox.net
Thu Dec 13 10:53:02 PST 2007

I should have been more clear with my original post, I actually was 
asking if under normal circumstances can you hear the pump run at all, 
because I cannot hear anything at all from mine right now, and have a 
fuel delivery problem (car cranks but doesn't start. Obviously not 
getting fuel because spraying a little starting fluid makes it fire, so 
we know we have spark). It's not that the pump is noisy now, it's that 
it isn't making any noise at all so I can't tell if it's operating.

I'll repost to the list to clear that up since I've gotten multiple 
responses saying the same thing about the pump getting noisy when they 
fail. :)

Danton J.A. Cardoso wrote:
> >From my recollection owning a significant amount of VAG products, it 
> is an indicator that the pump is going.
> On Dec 13, 2007 10:40 AM, Kevin Smith <kevins9 at cox.net 
> <mailto:kevins9 at cox.net>> wrote:
>     On a 1996 Audi A6 Quattro Wagon, would the fuel pump make a noticeable
>     amount of noise when the key is turned on? I can't remember ever
>     noticing it before, but I seem to have a fuel delivery issue with the
>     car, and I'm trying to sort it out. I have checked all the obvious
>     fuses
>     in the fuse box inside the car and under the hood, but can't find any
>     issues there. Is there a relay that I can check, or any hidden
>     fuses/fusible links, or anything anyone can suggest? If it is fuel
>     pump,
>     how difficult is it to replace on this car? Does the tank have to be
>     dropped to do it, like in so many other vehicles?

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