FUEL PUMP BAD??

  • Tiny
  • Ayden2009
  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8
  • 12,500 miles

I replaced my fuel pump last September. Today when I went to start my car it wouldnt start. The definatley is gas in the car but when I turn the key it sounds like im out of gas. I checked the fuel pump fuese in the back and non of them are blown. Also when I turn the key I hear a faint sound in the back ike the fuel pump wants to kick on but from what I can remember it doesnt sound like it usually does. What could be the problem and is my new fuel pump shot?

Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 2:07 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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You need to have the pressure checked to confirm. Yes, it may be bad again but remember, the reason for the failure could be a lot of dirt in the tank which will fail a pump whether new or old.

Roy

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 2:11 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ayden2009
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When you say failure is there a way to clean the dirt out? Or should I just chalk it up to a new pump? Thanks for your response!

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 2:15 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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The tank needs to be removed, cleaned and a new pump installed. If thats the problem

Roy

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 2:19 AM
  • Tiny
  • Ayden2009
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Oh ok thank you! Uggh!

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Friday, August 31st, 2012 AT 2:24 AM

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