2006 Saturn Ion fuel pump

Tiny
JOE1953
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  • 2006 SATURN ION
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 152,000 MILES
I was driving down the highway and my engine cut of and I turn the key to on and listen for a sound at the fuel tank but I didn't hear the fuel pump so I crank the car and it started up and I listen at the fuel tank for the fuel pump I didn't hear it, about 2 mintues later I could hear a thumbing noise in the fuel tank why I don't hear the fuel pump sometime what could be causing this problem?
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 AT 9:40 PM

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Tiny
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If your car starts then the fuel pump has to be working atleast some what. How does the car run and drive?Also the fuel pump shouldn't be making a thumping noise in the gas tank.
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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The car run and drive ok only sometime look like it idle a little low, I just don't understand why I don't hear the fuel pump run sometime when the engine is running. Do I have anything to worry about?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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Iam not sure I never really heard those fuel pumps especially when your starting them also you said it was thumping thats not normal.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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You don't no what could be causing the fuel pump to make thumping noise?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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The only thing I can think of that would cause a fuel pump to thump would be a bad fuel pump.L
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 9:14 PM
Tiny
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Do I need to replace a new fuel pump?
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Without hearing it myself I cant really say whats going on if I heard a fuel pump thumping I would replace it.
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 AT 7:53 AM
Tiny
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Can you send me some pictures how to replace a fuel pump on my car?
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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I dont have any pictures of how to replace the fuel pump. You have to get the rear of the car pretty high to get the tank out to replace the fuel pump.
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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
JOE1953
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I check the fuel pump pressure when I turn the key to on the tester gauge go up to 60 when the fuel pump cut of the tester gauge drop to around 50 very fast, what the fuel pump pressure suppose to be on this car?
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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The pressure sounds right let the fuel pressure settle for like 10 minutes and see what it drops too?
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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 AT 10:09 PM

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