Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 03:14:51 -0000
From: "andyk" <andyk301nospamco.uk>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump Failure (was Re: Start Up Question


LOL, u dont get to predict it, it just stops dead one day (and when its happened to me its always in the middle of a busy junction in rush hour), but if u think its failing start looking for a 2nd hand one cos they r hard to find and fairly expensive from main agent AK "P K" <pakobnospamo.com> wrote in message news:pakob-A9D604.20103319112004nospam.isp.giganews.com... > In article <pakob-8F4D56.08152012112004nospam.isp.giganews.com>, > P K <pakobnospamo.com> wrote: > > > In article <svj5p0d241p6ci34mgakghot3sck7e78kinospamcom>, > > Retro Bob <uctraingnospamanet.com> wrote: > > > > > On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 08:51:04 -0500, "carmen1" <coralsands03nospamo.com> > > > wrote: > > > > > > >When turning the key at start up, the engine cranks longer than most cars > > > >until it is started. Is this typical of the 900S (1996) > > > > > > One thing you might want to do just to be sure it's not the fuel > > > pump wearing out is to turn the care to the "on" position, but > > > don't go all the way to "start". Wait a minute, then start it. > > > Try this a few times when it's dead cold. If letting it sit in > > > the on position improves starting then your fuel pump is wearing. > > > > > > > This is exactly what I am experiencing now. ('86 900 hatch) > Two questions: > 1) How much time do I have until failure (in miles or "starts") > and does it fail slowly or suddenly? > 2) How much does it cost to replace (Northeast PA)? > Thanks > --Paul

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