Mechanics

WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT UP AND RUNNING AGAIN

2000 Chevrolet Astro

Well it was running great there for a while and now it won't start and we had the fuel pump replaced a year ago and we just got the fuel filter replaced and it still won't start and something is draining the battry really fast also.
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Shaggie
August 12, 2012.



We had it put in about a year ago but can the fuel pump go out that fast or what

Tiny
Shaggie
Aug 12, 2012.
Sure can. Dirt in the tank is the most common reason for failure.

Get it checked to confirm.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 12, 2012.
Oh okay could it just be clogged or something. My father-in-law told me yesterday to go out today and go to the fuel filter and take the line that goes from the tank to the fuel filter and take one side off and turn it on and see if fuel comes out.

How long do the fuel pumps last and do u have to put in a new one or can u use and old one

Tiny
Shaggie
Aug 12, 2012.
Never use a junkyard unit.

Can fail at anytime.

Debris gets into the motor and locks up the pump. You cannot diasassemble the pump to clean as it is a sealed unit.

Be carefull with pulling off the line. I would rent a pressure tester to test.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 12, 2012.
How do u reset the pressure tester and where is it at

Tiny
Shaggie
Aug 12, 2012.
You rent it at a parts store and connect it to the fuel rail. Remove the engine cover inside the van and the acess port is there.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 12, 2012.
Where is the engine cover and fuel rail at

Tiny
Shaggie
Aug 12, 2012.
Maybe you better let someone perform this operation for you as you do not know what you are looking at.

The engine cover is insdie the van in the middle under the dash. It must be removed to acess the engine bay area.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 12, 2012.
Oh okay I agree with that cuz I don't want to break anything either

Tiny
Shaggie
Aug 13, 2012.
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