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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-01-14, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the good ole Merc left me stranded in the middle of an intersection today. She was running A1 and then when I went to leave a stop sign, she just decided to cut out. For the first couple minutes it would just crank and crank with no end in sight. I pushed it to a parking lot and after sitting for about 10 minutes, she cranked a few times and fired, but I wouldn't call what it was doing "running"...she just kinda chugachugged for a few seconds and died as soon as I put any pressure on the gas pedal. After another 10 minutes, same deal... Had a friend come and pick me up and now I'm waiting on a fuel pressure gauge and a ride back to the car. Any other ideas to check if its not the fuel system? Thanks in advance

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Re: Left Me Stranded

Got "0"psi on the fuel pressure, all fuses/relays are good, can't hear the pump priming...looks like I'm changing a f#!%@&g fuel pump

Any tips on making this go as smoothly as possible?
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Hardest part is probably dropping the gas tank.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Yeah, that's the part I'm dreading because I just put $40 in it an hour before it died. On an old LTD I used to have, I cut an access hole in the trunk to get to the top of the tank(probably not the best idea in hindsight, but I was young and dumb)...I'm not cutting up my Merc though.
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How hard is it to attach a new pump to the old sending unit? Never done it before.
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Me neither. Any fuel I've changed was on the frame rail.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Re: Left Me Stranded

I don't drop the tank. Not necessary . How much gas is in it? Sending unit unbolt sand can be wiggled out. Sometimes have to pry exhaust over a little. Other than that just fishing the wire for the fuel tank pressure sensor out.


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Oh and putting pump on sending unit no big deal. Pretty self explanatory once it's out.


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Its got about a half tank in it so I really don't want to drop it if I don't have to. You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of the way you do it without dropping the tank would you? Thanks for the info
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I'm sorry I do not. At half tank could lose a little taking sending unit out with tank in car but I still prefer that method.


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