early fuel pump replacement??


Old 01-21-03, 10:05 PM
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early fuel pump replacement??

2000 grand am 2.4l 4cyl 52,000 miles. Engine quits after about 10-20 minutes of driving. let it sit for about 10-15 min and it starts back up and drives fine, but then quits again. I Think it's a bad electric fuel pump but my wallet is hoping for a much more inexpensive problem. Any ideas? Clogged Fuel filter?
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Old 01-22-03, 03:47 AM
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Start with the links and posts in my signature file below.
Old 01-22-03, 07:46 PM
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Here's some thing interesting-I filled the tank-car ran fine-got back to a 1/2 of a tank-the car died again. Literally acts like it is out of fuel. Is this a judgement call to replace the pump? Works great above a half of a tank. But then again kind of a pain to keep filling it all of the time. Any suggestions? Defeats the purpose of having 15 gallons of fuel-you can only use 7 before you have to fill it again.
Old 01-23-03, 01:52 AM
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Change the fuel filter and check your fuel pressure both when it runs good and when it wont start and compare the figures. If you replace the fuel pump use only an AC Delco pump...some of the other aftermarket pumps are garbage.
Old 01-23-03, 03:31 AM
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I agree with Stevo.
Old 01-23-03, 02:02 PM
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my idea

I would lean to a vent problem it sounds like the fuel goes out but no air can come in to replace it.Have you replaced the fuel cap yet?
Old 01-23-03, 03:53 PM
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not yet, but it will be one that I do try-that $350 pump is gonna hurt if nothing else works-thanks to all for the help.

Old 01-24-03, 07:14 PM
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Here's something that might be of interest to you. This filter kit is only $15 at www.gmpartsdirect.com. Also try them if you need a fuel pump module, they are alot cheaper than your local dealer. To install the filter you will have to pull the tank anyway. Good luck.

2000 Pontiac Grand AM L4-144 2.4L DOHC VIN T SFI

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Fuel Pump Module - Engine Hesitation, Stalls/No Start

File In Section: 06 - Engine/Propulsion System

Bulletin No.: 00-06-04-044

Date: October, 2000


Engine Hesitates, Stalls and/or Will Not Start
(Replace Modular Fuel Sender Strainer)

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Malibu
2000 Oldsmobile Alero
2000 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire

Some customers may comment that the vehicle engine hesitates, stalls and/or will not start.

This condition may be caused by a restricted or plugged in-tank modular fuel sender strainer.

Replace the existing modular fuel sender strainer with a new strainer, P/N 88891094. To insure correct installation, follow the instruction sheet contained in the service kit. Also, refer to the service procedure found in the Engine Controls sub-section of the Service Manual.

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Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

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Old 01-25-03, 02:55 AM
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thank you

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