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Sputtering and stalling only while driving

FJQue

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Aaaaand my now 3rd replacement pump is dead and I’m waiting for aaa …again. This time it’s not even sputtering it’s just dead. I was driving and it just cut out. Of course I had filled it up last night so now I’ll have to removed the tank full weight 😩
Oh man, that is ridiculous, what brand is that?
 
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JoeSpit

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That was a Napa branded one. Napa would not give me a 4th pump so they refunded me full and I bought a “precision” one from o’rielys

The Napa one had a wire break off at the solder point within the assembly. I forgot to snap a pic

I ended up cutting a hole in the rear floor pan (and a lil of the fuel tank: don’t use a jigsaw) for an easy access hatch

I thought the pump shorted because of wiring, even though I analyzed every inch of wiring before I switched pump 2 out. So I was gonna wore a direct switch to the battery. But I think I’ll save that for if n when this pump dies.. for now I gotta build a hatch door

But hey I’m getting super quick at fuel pumps, this one only took a lil over an hour lol granted I had to cut a hole. But my next one should switch out in minutes 🙃

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FJQue

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Holy crap man, someone needs to call these people out for these crap parts.

Anyways, guess we're all eventually going to have to cut a door in our floor for the fuel pumps with these kind of parts..

Probably use a skilsawl
 
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Holy crap man, someone needs to call these people out for these crap parts.

Anyways, guess we're all eventually going to have to cut a door in our floor for the fuel pumps with these kind of parts..

Probably use a skilsawl
I'd recommend a dremel tool with cut off wheel.
Could it be contamination inside the tank ?
i did a total tank clean out when i put in pump 3. I was thinking bad gas or maybe more ethenol that advertised maybe eating away at the solder contacts or something? but i dunno, got my hatch now so i can change it out in minutes now 🙃
 

kincaid.0678

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okay the PCM is fine, i was either reading the wrong pin or my back probe wasnt inserted all the way.

I did however notice another small crack on my exhaust near the engine mount. It's in such a cramped spot I'm not sure if i can JB weld it.

So now do i bother rere-replacing the pump i suspected, or just get a new exhaust manifold. I would just really hate to replace the exhaust if its not my issue... granted it IS cracked in at least 2 places so I gus i'd have to replace it eventually

Whats your thoughts replace the pump or exhaust? ...or both
I don’t believe a cracked exhaust manifold would make your engine die like that. Mine was missing a bolt and the whole gasket and it ran with a noticeable tick where the exhaust gasses were leaking. Just my two cents