Sorry to hear the fuse blew.
In regards to your jackshaft, are you referring to an axle?
The terminology can get confusing, so I want to make sure I am on the same page. If you are looking for good axles, Yonaka makes the best replacement that I know of. Then if you are stepping up horsepower, Hasport makes axles that handle 200HP and have a 1 year warranty. The DriveShaft shop has same but no warranty. They ar both around $300 for the Hasport/DriveSS and the Yonakas are $150 or so. I purchased mine through HorsePower Freaks. They have a good price/shipping cost. Some sites have really cheap prices, like Andy's Auto Sport, then the shipping and handling is outrageous. In the end, the days of finding E-Bay price deals are gone. If you do find somewhere that is too cheap to be true, it's usually customer service that suffers. Horsepower freaks give great advice and great follow up support. I also use Summit Racing if I can get the part I need through them. They are the first place I check as the price and service for replacement/warranty/exchnage is unbeatable. Tech service for imports is tough, ask for Carson if you use Summit and dropping my name might not hurt if you get the right person when you call.
Anyway, back to your fuel pump issue. The fuse for EFI should also power 1 or 2 solenoids that are emissions related. The EVAP and Fuel Pressure control Solenoid draw a small amount of the current, keep that in mind as we work through this.
I think the fact that the issue is happening while at idle may bring them into play as the fuel pump demads more ampergae at higher RPMs and would more likely blow the fuse then if it were the problem.
If you look at the vaccumm hose diagram inder your hood, the EVAP and regulator are part of the vaccumm circuit. While you are looking at this diagram, note other emission item that require amperage and may be on the same electrical circuit as I do not have a wiring diagram for your car. Look for damaged wiring from the emmissions parts that are related to the IDLE AIR CONTROL valve, EVAP, FUEL PRESSURE REG. Solenoid, and EGR. It is not impossible but unlikely that any of these can get so clogged or have a vaccumm leak that it would cause the fuse to blow. If it is sharing the fuse with the pump. If you don't have one, a Chilton's manual form Advance or the Autozone is about $30 and good enough to provide wiring diagrams so we can see exactly what else is on the fuse that keeps blowing.
Also, I think the fuel pump is an in tank type with a pre-filter that is the, "sock or screen" type and cannot be serviced without removing tank. However, I am not sure that you do not have another servicable fuel filter. A clogged filter will cause idle and performance problems, but it also puts a strain on the pump.
The mileage on your car is so low that I would look into other stuff as much as possible since it is something that does not tend to fail unless there is a wiring issue or something else that has put it under strain. Has it ever had any modifications like a turbo?
Also, you are not the original owner?
Sorry if I am asking questions twice if I am. The new site set-up makes it hard to track between poat and PM dialogue so I can't keep track of all inofmation without going back and forth between the 2.
I really would like to eliminate all other possibilities before you replace the pump. It is not easy to do and I have rarely seen one faill so early without something else being a contributing to the reason it failed. Meaning, I would hate to have you replace it and then the new one fail because something was overlooked that was the root cause of the pump failing.
Let me know what you find woth the vaccumm diagram and if you get a Chiltons or you might get lucky and find something posted on a Scion forum or elsewhere on the net. The pump does get hot at idle as fuel is its' coolant. If there is a problem that is allowing the armerture to **** of center, it will be worse at slower speeds and the lower flow of fuel both cab lead to the pump getting hotter and the heat makes the whole issue worse and cause a higher amp draw. I will keep an eye out for your reply.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 5:35 AM