FUEL PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Adrianj
  • 1997 Honda Ballade
  • 4 CYL
  • automatic
  • 150,000 miles

I have a Honda Ballade 150 luxine automatic and I have changed the fuel pump but it does not seem to pump. Should the fuel pump arm be connected to something in its housing as there doesn't seem to be anything making the arm go up and down in the housing. Thanks

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 9:08 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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The mechanical pump is driven by a cam lobe, you may have to take the pump out and look inside with a mirror to help locate the cam, you may have hooked the lever under the cam by mistake.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 9:13 AM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Mechanical pump on a '97 vehicle? That model is not sold here but there is nothing that new using a mechanical pump.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 9:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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As he mentions a fuel pump arm, I only surmise it is a mechanical pump.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 10:40 AM
  • Tiny
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Probably referring to fuel gauge float.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 11:16 AM
  • Tiny
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May well be. Well if he responds we may get some further info. We don't have that model here in Aust, so I am not real sure what he is looking at.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 11:20 AM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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If the engine is carburetted, it would use a fuel pump. There are still many such vehicles being sold around the world. Ballade is not a US model.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 1:21 PM
  • Tiny
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This car is a Civic sold in Euro markets and it is fuel injected

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Monday, August 15th, 2011 AT 1:34 PM

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