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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-21-03, 12:11 AM
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confused Fuel pump problem

I am trying to replace the fuel pump to a 1990 Escort GT hatchback. some people have said that to get to it I should go under my backseat, and others have said to get to it from the fuel tank. Which is right? The problem is that the car doesnt seem to want to start. I replaced the ignition switch, and I was able to get it to start and stay running, but when i gassed it a bit, it stalled and died on me. It wouldn't start again after that. This is why I think it's the fuel pump. The car hasn't been driven in about three years. Is it possible that the fuel sensors need cleaning? If so, how would I get to them and how would I go about cleaning them? Any tips or suggestions?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-03, 08:18 AM
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Both ways are right depending on how far you want to go. If it's just to get to the wiring, you can access the pump connections from under the rear seat. If you want the pump out you need to drop the tank as the access hole isn't big enough to get the pump/sender through.
Before taking on this task I'd want to be sure the pump was actually faulty! For this you need a fuel pressure gauge, even then it could also be the relay or wiring. Ive seen a few with burnt terminals on the pump multiplug.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-23-03, 02:30 PM
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Re: Fuel pump problem

Thanks...The fuel pump has been changed, but the car still wont work. No clue what else could be wrong with it. It's going to just be taken to the shop unless there's any other suggestions on what could be wrong with it.
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