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Old 12-29-2016, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default 01 L100 Fuel pump trouble

Looking for some guidance with my 2001 L100 4cyl Automatic 135,000 miles

The last 40k miles the car would die if the fuel level got below half a tank. Add fuel and it would fire right up, so I just never let it get that low. My grandfather was previous owner who A) would never let it get past 3/4 tank before filling up and B) had it sit in storage for 18 months prior to me getting it a year ago.

I think the pump has finally died. Last weekend with a full tank it hesitated on me several times and died once, I was able to restart without adding fuel. Drive home and parked it on level ground where it sat for two days. Now at 3/4 tank it will not start, engine cranks but seems no fuel. Can someone point me to the trouble shooting steps for the fuel system. IIRC There is a fuse and a relay to be checked before dropping tank to check the actual pump. Also after a quick check at my local part stores the price on a replacement pump seems way high. Around $300. Any help on where to find a cheaper yet quality replacement pump would be great.
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When was the fuel filter changed? They are only a couple of bucks and you don't need any special tools. Takes about 10 minutes tops to change it. That would be my first step before splurging out on a new fuel pump and also the associated hassle in changing it, like dropping the tank!

Here's the link to Rock Auto and their fuel pumps. You're looking at about $200.00 from there. A Fuel Filter from RA is about $9.00.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...fuel+pump,6256
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When was the fuel filter changed? They are only a couple of bucks and you don't need any special tools. Takes about 10 minutes tops to change it. That would be my first step before splurging out on a new fuel pump and also the associated hassle in changing it, like dropping the tank!

Here's the link to Rock Auto and their fuel pumps. You're looking at about $200.00 from there. A Fuel Filter from RA is about $9[/url]
I'll check it first where is it located? I assume under either the passenger or driver side?
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I'll check it first where is it located? I assume under either the passenger or driver side?
The fuel filter is located on the passenger side. It's behind the rocker panel, forward of the rear wheel opening, and roughly in the area of the rear passenger door. I have written about the removal of the fuel filter previously and it is not necessary to relieve pressure from the system as friends in the business have told me. Just have rag available to catch any fuel spray when the filter is disconnected, a pan to catch draining fuel, IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA AND NO ONE SMOKING NEAR BY. Tools required: pliers and philips head screw driver. Wear eye protection of some kind.


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