Why would my fuel pump or sender be making a whirring noise?

Tiny
KAKIE
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  • 1995 FORD FUTURA
  • 465,000 MILES
What would make a whirring sound from my fuel pump or sender. When I hit the bottom of the tank it stops
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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 12:06 PM

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Tiny
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The fuel pump would whir at a low level during normal operations. If the noise is too loud, it is an indication the fuel pump is on its way out.
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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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I did replace it and the sound is still is going on once the car is warmed up. Does this mean I got sold a dodgy pump?
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Monday, January 30th, 2012 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
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If the pump is non OEM, it is possible. Recheck the pump installation. It could be that the rubber damper is not seated correctly resulting in excessive vibrations.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 12:48 PM

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