Changed fuel pump

Tiny
BDANG007
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  • 1998 ACURA RL
  • 120,000 MILES
Hi,
A mechanic changed my fuel pump recently and now everytime I turn left it seems like the fuel momentarily cuts off. It doesn't happen when I turn right.

Also, when I have about 1/4 tank of gas left the engine has a tendency to stall at traffic lights.

Could it be a fuel pump issue or installation issue? Thanks~!
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 12:14 AM

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Tiny
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Have the fuel pressure monitored to rule out the fuel pump-
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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I'm not sure what you mean by have the fuel pressure monitored. It only happened after installing the new fuel pump, the fuel pressure would most likely drop but that could also be due to the fuel pump not working correctly when I turn left. Is that true? Also, I'm not sure how monitoring the fuel pump would help me. What should I look for or conclude?
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:37 AM
Tiny
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Check the actual fuel pressure with a gauge though its new and report back with the readings-we pause here till I get the readings then we move from there-
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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Hi,
Do you know if my car has a OBD2 connector? I'm trying to get it to check the fuel pressure, I bought a OBD2 diagnosis device but I can't find the connector. I've read it is under the ashtray but its not there. I am based in Australia so I'm guessing the car is either JDM or european made and not USDM. Thanks.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 6:06 AM
Tiny
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The OBD2 won't give you the fuel pressure its the fuel pressure tester that will give you the fuel pressure-

The DLC -Its located at: In Front Of Shift Lever, Behind Ashtray
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 6:41 AM
Tiny
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Bdang007, did you get this figured out and running properly?
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 6:45 AM
Tiny
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Hi,
Yes I have gotten it figured out. It turned out the new aftermarket fuel pump's strainer is shorter than the original so I had to use the old fuel strainer in the new fuel pump and it worked. Thanks.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Check fuel hoses under hood around of steering column.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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Our pleasure. Tell your friends about us. Closing thread.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:54 AM

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