fuel pump


Old 03-11-04, 08:31 PM
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Question fuel pump

Are there any symptoms that might indicative of a fuel pump problem?

I have 1995 Chevy Corsica (V6). It has lost allot of power at acceleration and will hesitate at various points. A friend who had a 1994 Corsica thought this sounded like a fuel pump problem he had. But, I didn't really want to just throw parts at it.

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Old 03-11-04, 08:53 PM
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i would try cthe cheapest way first ...,changing the fuel filter<s>converter could be stopped up.
Old 03-12-04, 12:18 AM
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To start diagnosing the problem you to need to check fuel pressure while your having the problem.

You can rent a gage at some of the auto part stores.
Old 03-13-04, 09:14 AM
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How often does the fuel filter need to be changed?
Old 03-13-04, 09:24 AM
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I like to do it once a year or at least every 15-20k miles.
Old 03-13-04, 09:43 AM
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yes davo, those are good intervals.

or you could just change it when it's clogged solid.....but you would need a gauge to figure that out.

it would be a shame if a clogged filter overloaded and wore out a good fuel pump.

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