Fuel pump location needed⛽️

Tiny
SUSAN COLA
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  • 1985 RENAULT 9
  • 1.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 5,000 MILES
We just got the car.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 2:08 PM

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Tiny
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
SUSAN COLA
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Did not know it was not all written out. My husband just got the above car, but it is call an Alliance and I do not know if that is a 9or 11? Anyway car will not start only when they spray that stuff in it. They want to replace the fuel pump, but they cannot find it and none them no how if they could find it. Could you tell us where it can be found and suggest a video they can watch to replace the old with the new?

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Susan
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Can you send us the VIN number so we can look up the vehicle.

So far for 1985, I am finding a Renault 'Fuego' and a 'Sportswagon'

The VIN number might narrow things down, if this is not a vehicle available in the U.S, the VIN number may not help.

I am willing to try.

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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pump is inside the gas tank. There is likely no video for this because it is a standard part of a mechanic's job, but for do-it-yourselfers there are too many variations of how the job is done. Your best bet is to get a copy of the manufacturer's service manual. That will have pages of instructions with line drawings, and it will list any special tools that are available or might be needed. Most gas tanks need to be removed for this job, but on some older cars there was an access plate inside the trunk that made the job a lot easier.

You might be able to hear the hum of the fuel pump, but a lot of do-it-yourselfers mistakenly think it should be running any time the ignition switch is on. In fact, it should only run for about one second when the ignition switch is turned on. It will not resume running until the engine is rotating, (cranking or running). There were also a few models where the pump was only turned on by the oil pressure switch on the engine. If this pertains to your model, it will be normal for the pump to not be running until the engine is cranked long enough to get the oil pressure up.
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Monday, January 16th, 2017 AT 6:22 PM

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