99 GMC JIMMY 4.3L FUEL PUMP

  • Tiny
  • darrenbrandt
  • 1999 GMC Jimmy
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 170,000 miles

1999 gmc jimmy 4.3l. Just replaced the fuel pump and two days later the fuel pump stopped working. Pulled out the new fuel pump and replaced with a another new one. My question is what would cause the new fuel pump to go out? I know there is a possibility that it could have been just a bad fuel pump or I was wondering if there could be another kind of electrical problem that would cause the fuel pump to go out? Any suggestions?

Sunday, April 24th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Check and test the fuel pump fuse, fuel pump relay and the fuel pump and oil pressure sending unit-also test for voltage drop problem

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Sunday, April 24th, 2011 AT 9:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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They have a known problem with the contacts in the plug at the tank.

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Sunday, April 24th, 2011 AT 9:31 PM
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  • darrenbrandt
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I did just find that the oil sending unit was unplugged. How would the oil pressure sending unit affect the fuel pump? How can I tell if the fuel pump relay is bad?

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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
  • Tiny
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The oil pressure sender is a redundant power supply to the fuel pump. The truck can run with either/or working properly but if it loses both, it will not run so there is a good chance you have a problem with the relay. When running on the oil pressure switch only, you will have a long crank before starting because you aren't getting the 2 second prime supplied by the relay.

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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 2:09 AM

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