WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT UP AND RUNNING AGAIN

2000 Chevrolet Astro

Tiny

shaggie

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:00 PM

We had it put in about a year ago but can the fuel pump go out that fast or what

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:03 PM

Sure can. Dirt in the tank is the most common reason for failure.

Get it checked to confirm.

Roy

Tiny

shaggie

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:09 PM

Oh okay could it just be clogged or something. My father-in-law told me yesterday to go out today and go to the fuel filter and take the line that goes from the tank to the fuel filter and take one side off and turn it on and see if fuel comes out.

How long do the fuel pumps last and do u have to put in a new one or can u use and old one

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:19 PM

Never use a junkyard unit.

Can fail at anytime.

Debris gets into the motor and locks up the pump. You cannot diasassemble the pump to clean as it is a sealed unit.

Be carefull with pulling off the line. I would rent a pressure tester to test.

Roy

Tiny

shaggie

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:23 PM

How do u reset the pressure tester and where is it at

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:24 PM

You rent it at a parts store and connect it to the fuel rail. Remove the engine cover inside the van and the acess port is there.

Roy

Tiny

shaggie

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:28 PM

Where is the engine cover and fuel rail at

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

August, 12, 2012 AT 6:36 PM

Maybe you better let someone perform this operation for you as you do not know what you are looking at.

The engine cover is insdie the van in the middle under the dash. It must be removed to acess the engine bay area.

Roy

Tiny

shaggie

August, 13, 2012 AT 4:09 AM

Oh okay I agree with that cuz I don't want to break anything either

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