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How to Diagnose and Replace a Fuel Pump

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Fuel Pump Test and Fuel Pump Replacement. I show you how to figure out if your fuel pump is bad and then how to replace a fuel pump in your car or truck. In this episode of the Drift Build I try to get the Mustang started! Where I got my Fuel Pump: http://goo.gl/xjBKd9 Fuel Filter: http://goo.gl/sfbFDa Fuel Line Quick Disconnect Tool: http://amzn.to/29QS5To Voltmeter: http://amzn.to/2ahAbui Fuel Pressure Tester: http://amzn.to/2aBszi4 Ramps I used: http://amzn.to/2agKFXM Fix Uneven Break Pad Wear: https://youtu.be/Gdc3PZ0gFvA?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 Metal Etch and Personalize Your Tools: https://youtu.be/zGtDz_rGgs8?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 300k Mile Fuel Filter Replacement: https://youtu.be/92TfTQTmuq4?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 Thank you AutoZone for supporting the #DriftStang and sending me a fuel pump! I was able to get the car on the road for drifting this summer! #HoodsUpAmerica AutoZone Rents Tools and Scans your Computer Free (just not in CA) http://www.autozone.com/inourstores/services.jsp Here is where you can find your local parts store: http://www.autozone.com/storelocator/storeLocatorMain.jsp Become a ChrisFix Subscriber→ http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit Facebook→ https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 Website → http://www.ChrisFixed.com My Channel Home Page → https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix. This video was supported by AutoZone and all opinions are mine. They were so helpful with the ChrisFix Car Meet and getting my car back on the road so thank you!
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///KINGROCC (2 hours ago)
I have a po171 code on a 01 jetta any ideas? Do i have the same issue?
Jon May (7 hours ago)
Dude you should've put a K/N high performance fuel filter. I changed mines and what a difference!! plus you get a higher gas flow rate for faster response. defiantly worth the money.
Drake Brunswick (1 day ago)
Chris, you just saved me over $300 on a fuel pump by showing what the inertia switch does and where it is on my mustang. Thank you so much!
ChrisFix (1 day ago)
Glad to hear it
Rick Lindner (1 day ago)
i have an question if your feul pump is electric or mechanical would still be the same noise
Jesus Ayala (2 days ago)
My car wouldn't accelerate anymore while driving then it turned off, but then i turned it back on with no problem. What might've caused this? Also, sometimes it takes a couple cranks to get it running and it shakes for a couple seconds after being turned on at times.
Derek (2 days ago)
I have a 04 f150 with the v6 in the morning I have to cycle keys on an off a couple times before I crank it to get it to start and sometimes through our day as well what could this be is it likely the pump?
Derek (2 days ago)
ChrisFix and if it stays above 30 would that mean the pump is bad ?
Derek (2 days ago)
ChrisFix is the fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail or in the tank on the 4.2 f150
ChrisFix (2 days ago)
It could be the check valve in the pump or the fuel pressure regulator bleeding pressure. Do a fuel pressure test and see if the pressure stays above 30psi after the pump shuts off.
TheCoolpaw 24 (3 days ago)
Remember Chris I watch your channel not to know how to fix cars but to learn about car parts I never knew about
Arnaud Malan (4 days ago)
This guy deserves to have 4.3 million subs. Outstanding videos - no nonsense, efficient, informative, and just plain fun to watch. Keep up the good work Chris!
Ed ross (4 days ago)
My 03 just died in the driveway, checked for codes, P0190 came up, hope its a fuse
Arnob Gomes (8 days ago)
Show life hacks of cars
Shahriar Mostarshed (8 days ago)
Hi Chris, thanks for the video but it does not address my problem. I wonder if you have run into this before. I had my fuel pump changed and right away it started to have ignition problems. Everything runs fine when the gas tank is above half full but as soon as the fuel goes under half full and the car sits idle (like over night) the car needs two ignitions to get going. My mechanic replaced the fuel pump again (under warranty) but it still does the same. If I leave the ignition on for 10 seconds then it starts right away. There must be a slow leak in the system but I am not sure how I can trace it down. For what it's worth this is a 2002 VW Eurovan.
786qad (9 days ago)
RIP previous owner
786qad (9 days ago)
Stylish ute (11 days ago)
I have exactly the same issue with my 96 bmw 316i I need to replace the fuel pump
joan bartlett (11 days ago)
I have a 2001 kid Sophia..it seems to havebtrouble going higher than 40 miles per hour, the engine seems to worker harder, kind of racing, loud sound that seems as though the engine will break down. I believe it needs the spark plugs, boots and wires replaced. the fuel filer may need to be replaced. the emissions switch may need to be replaced. please let me know what you think could be problem with it.
Matt Jauretche (11 days ago)
Hey Chrisfix, I have a 2001 mustang gt very similar to this mustang and I been having fuel/crank issues and when I went to check the fuel sensor I only heard 1 click and not multiple clicks so do you think the fuel relay sensor could be bad?
killerc164 (11 days ago)
I have an 2002 Audi a4 love it sometimes when i turn the car on the fuel gauge and temp gauge doesn't move all so i have to turn the car off and on again anybody have any suggestion? Thanks
Bros Power (12 days ago)
1:14 How the heck u get that right
Tiffany McGinnis (14 days ago)
Hi, this is actually Tiffany's son writing this. I have a future car build plan written down on two sheets of paper(more like drawn)in an envelope son I hope I can build it with you Chris fix, I hope you can help me build a project car.(LIKE A BOSS)
Zellar100 (14 days ago)
What was the name of the tool you used to remove the fuel from tank
wbkrysz (15 days ago)
I was gonna sell my car cause of the mechanical cost but bro you really help I’m gonna try to do this
Badenhawk (15 days ago)
Had an issue on my Camry where the fuse was good, and the broken part was good, but the connection for the fuse was loose so it wasn’t properly seating the fuse. I think all I did was clean it up and pinch it back together and then it was fine.
Mya Satcher (15 days ago)
You can literally learn how to drive and fix a car on YouTube. Not at school!
John O (16 days ago)
Geez your Corvette has more warning lights than my Volvo
Danish Ara (17 days ago)
How to replace the lil pump
Greg Ruiz (17 days ago)
I was thinking mine needed a fuel pump but it sounds like the pump turns on. The car runs for a good while then it’ll eventually die while I’m driving. Anyone have any idea why it would do that? I have a 2001 mustang
Jkidd 04 (17 days ago)
My old mustang I miss it
Harry Casey (18 days ago)
How the heck did he automatically just flip to the right page in the manual
Lyrictheac (18 days ago)
This is so fucking cool! Thanks for posting these videos!
davidmontalvo42 (19 days ago)
I pump gas in my car and it won't start unless I pump the gas while turning the ignition any advice on what's going on is it my fuel system? it's a 2004 Chevy cavalier LS sport
davidmontalvo42 (19 days ago)
gas pedal*
Malisa Lawson (21 days ago)
Thank u never done any thing like this but getting ready to go buy ones to try to do it on my own never worked on card but Little stuff but this is all I have to to drive so it got to get fixed ty u so much for ur vd
a woods (22 days ago)
Awesome video! I learned a lot. Not having these issues, but it's always good to learn new things. I subscribed. Best...
Emil Lorenzen (23 days ago)
lol he didnt connect the fuel pump cables when checking fuel presure
Maria Argllo (24 days ago)
Hi .need to know where can I take u my car. Live in Houston .tx.need some work on it. Thanks
kerryphillips1 (24 days ago)
As an amateur electronic technician/mechanic, I can promise you that was the wrong method of using a multi-meter to check for voltage. You placed the meter in series when you went across the fuse terminals.
DrPhilGood Huxtable (24 days ago)
Hello! Do you know why my 2000 Toyota Corolla stalls out every time I get gas at the station? It starts on the second try! I already replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, evap canister, mass air flow sensor, new exhaust system and purge solenoid valve! Thank you
jeffrey vandermeiren (25 days ago)
Leaves pump unplugged.... does fuel pressure test
Josh Cook (25 days ago)
I just had a brand new fuel pump and fuel filter put on my 2000 blazer in Sept and it fixed the problem. As of yesterday 10/27/18, my truck wouldn't start. I figured it was the cold but when I went to use some starter fluid it still wouldn't start. Does this seem like its a electrical issue?
Alundor (26 days ago)
That pump is really lil
Dude im just a kid i dont know what is making me watch this but i feel like i understand but i dont. Im so confused like why am i paying attention to this weird.
killrdragn (29 days ago)
Hey chris can u help me out I'm not getting power to the fuel pump or from it. And it won't start where is the fuse or can u make a how to on switching it. I also own a 98 civic
Sangeeta Bhawsingka (29 days ago)
You did not told to add fuel to the tank
John Wicker (1 month ago)
You should replace a fuel pump on a diesel vehicle
usman shah (1 month ago)
U didn't clean the assembly.... Plzzzz bro do everytime you change pump
Khaled Kick (1 month ago)
Hey Chris. Love your videos and love cars too!, I Live in México and I enjoy watching these videos, Just registered to post this... This Video helped me diagnose my car Its a Grand Am GT 2001, and I had the same problem with the fuel pump. Thanks to this video I managed to diagnose and get it replaced. Thanks a lot.
George Sturgeon (1 month ago)
Hey Guys!!!. Chris would you be able to use a scan tool to diagnose a bad fuel pump?
Not only good with cars, but also with flippin them pages mann 1:11
Don Johnson (1 month ago)
Hey chris I cant find my fuel pump relay on my 96 gt. I dont think it's in the same spot. I'm hoping this Is the problem. It starts with starter fluid, no fuel came from the shrader valve, however when in the on position the pump primes and vibrates. Inertia switch is activated...
Number One (1 month ago)
I had to take my whole backseat out because the fuel pump was under the backseat. It took a few cranks to get her to start but when she did she sounded like she did before. thanks
PS4 Gamer10 Z (1 month ago)
No bull Tips Actual stuff Teaches more than school Amazing
Bearz (1 month ago)
why do americans call a liquid a gas
Vyacheslav Ivanov (30 days ago)
No clue.
Nate Stone (1 month ago)
Another great video
Bryan1483 (1 month ago)
"Junk in the trunk". tehee
xicano001 (1 month ago)
I own a 1994 Honda Civic. When it is cold outside or there is humidity due to rain my fuel pump does not activate. I have changed the main fuel relay. The fuses are all good. I don't know what it can be.
nestor leyers (1 month ago)
how u charge a battery
Tiffany Barrow-Torres (1 month ago)
Do you have a video and if not can you make one on how to diagnose a car that cranks to long before it starts we found some videos talking about it but there not really going threw the steps during the diagnostic to find out the problem the truck we have is a 1998 ford expedition 2 wheel drive. I love your videos you do a great job getting really detailed. I'm learning alot
Tiffany Barrow-Torres (1 month ago)
+ChrisFix thanks
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Check your fuel pressure. If when you turn the key and he pressure jumps up and then drops fast, your fuel pump needs to be replaced because the check valve is bad. It could also be the fuel pressure regulator. Watch “how to test fuel pressure”.
Grant Davis (1 month ago)
I replaced my sisters cars fuel pump last year and I was lucky enough that I could get to it without dropping the gas tank. I just lifted up the back seat and went to work!
FRITZO (1 month ago)
Hey chris How can i improve my car's mileage ?
Jose Morales (1 month ago)
Plz do a video on adjusting clutch cable. I have a 95 mustang 5.0
Pidong Gaming (1 month ago)
What if a rotary engine does this same problem? Could I crank it up and ignite the exhaust?
Hmood Alasmari (1 month ago)
Do a transmission oil change for the Mustang please.
I love your videos, they rock cause I love cars too.
penutbutter man 256 (1 month ago)
Replaced the pump in a 94 Chevy suburban. The shield at the bottom makes it hell
Robert Jonasson (1 month ago)
I have a 1995 Dodge Dakota 4X4 pickup 5.2L with 424,000 miles on it.When I change the fuel pump module I just jack up and slide off the bed.
Drfishstick (1 month ago)
I just picked up a 95 mustang that runs like it isnt getting fuel, rough idle and hesitation/sputtering till idle picks up, (also will not restart till it cools down) unless somebody has a better idea? I also believe I need to find a coolant leak...
JAMAiCAN THUG (1 month ago)
@chrisfix how could l contact you to check out an issue with my car?
samtoo2010 (1 month ago)
I wouldn’t put it back until test it first. Learn it the hard way
Isaac Florence (1 month ago)
If you steal have a drift stand I have the same exact car and I got it for 300 so I was wondering if you can show a video how to replace the water pump
Umesh P (1 month ago)
What does that sensor do???????????
MCDOUBLEK1LL5Z (1 month ago)
Chris be like "what does vague mean?"
MrJerrym911 (1 month ago)
Thanks Chris. Thanks to this video i was able to replace my fuel pump with ease!
mark nickolaus (1 month ago)
American engineering -gotta remove fuel tank in order to replace a fuel pump ........laughable
Vyacheslav Ivanov (30 days ago)
James P. Jones V (1 month ago)
Does anyone notice that the fuel pump wire is just hanging out? Shouldn’t that be tucked in so no one walks by and cuts it.
ALIMMOTO (1 month ago)
I bought myself a 2004 Mustang V6 40th anniversary that has Screaming Yellow finish. I love the car but my fuel pump makes a whistling sound at idle
Chicago Skater (1 month ago)
Minnesota automotive (1 month ago)
Hay have you ever herd of a solenoid on the charcoal box on trucks its above your rear differential up against the bottom of the box I got a colorado with a n engine coad for this problem
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
It is the evap solenoid that vents to atmosphere. They can stick open and give you an evap check engine code.
peace bewith u (1 month ago)
if I have no special tools, how can I check for the torque of the screws/nut?
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Get a torque wrench. You can find them for $20-30. I link it in the description.
Isaac Jimenez (1 month ago)
I bet you the owners like ahhh shit lol
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Arturo Ovalles (1 month ago)
Very good stepby step process of troubleshooting. Cfrom the easiestto the last component.
Mason Rollins (1 month ago)
*Pulls out a brand new assembly just laying around* “Nah I’ll just change the pump”
Stephen Fair (1 month ago)
Perfect instructions! Just got a 2004 mustang GT running with the help of your video. Thank you.
Tony Trilex (1 month ago)
is it possible to hear the fuel pump working once you turn the key and it still isn't working right or is it most likely a clogged fuel filter?
rependapa (1 month ago)
Project: crowd control? Ohhh, cause it's a mustang.
scubadivingsince2006 (1 month ago)
You said project crowd control an I almost died 🤣🤣🤣
Mark Lawson (1 month ago)
Some Videographers just click. As your anticipation builds as the work completes, I too felt the excitement that soon (one way or another) that our work will advance the human cause! Great technical skills in film and Diagnosis, amazing clarity. My highest compliment is that one be clear. Thank you sincerely. So good I subscribed before the vid finished. Lawson di Ransom Canyon
Hirzi Iskandar (1 month ago)
hey man, i have an old car same like yours but not sport, i do need to exchange my fuel pump from the old to the new one but i don't have enough courage to do it, cause i'm afraid that it might burn my car so, your the master mechanic so can you help me with this?, i'll be glad if you do it.
Hirzi Iskandar (1 month ago)
+Dragon Slayer yow I'm just scared broo
Dragon Slayer (1 month ago)
MrFluffysteel (1 month ago)
Awesome and informative. I have an 04 that I started yesterday, it ran for about 30 seconds, sputtered and stopped. I checked the engine bay fuse and rear emergency shut-off - both good. I still need to check the relay on the D/S fuse block but I hear no fuel pump power with ignition on. I usually power up the ignition and let it pressurize before I start just so I can hear the pump, but no sound from it now. Car only has 57K miles. I figured it would last longer with so few miles.....
Fredrik Fagerberg (1 month ago)
Love ur content thx :-)
Charlie Andersson (1 month ago)
hmm how can u have 12v in the fuse holder without any b- ??
Charlie Andersson (1 month ago)
ChrisFix its better to measure with battery minus and the fuse holder..
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
With out any what?
Kyle Speck (1 month ago)
Sooner or later you should do a 5.0 302 swap would make more power and alott easier to drift
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
I have an engine ;)
Matt P (1 month ago)
Just replaced my fuel pump in my car, but it won’t start, it just cranks. What do you think it could be?
Matt P (1 month ago)
Backyard Chevy How so?
Backyard Chevy (1 month ago)
U wanna test it for spark or for fuel
Alex Erickson (1 month ago)
Hey. My Dad and I replaced the fuel pump assembly in my Dad's '98 Jeep TJ at home in our garage. Check engine light was on, fuel pressure was low, and the buzzing from the fuel pump was low pitched, and the engine ran sluggish. Now Check engine light is off, runs much better, and sounds better. Thanks Chris! Our Jeep is now running better.
Alex Erickson (1 month ago)
Removing the bolts behind the rear axle was a forearm workout! It was so cramped under there, that I had only room for my forearms, and a regular ratchet. It was fun though.
Milos L (1 month ago)
Those are safety glasses, not safety goggles. I love your videos, please keep them coming.
Gabriel Sander (1 month ago)
Great video Chris. I went ahead to follow your every step and right at the beginning, at the fuse box I got like 0.2 volts. I can’t hear the fuel pump either, and got no voltage at the wire socket at the fuel pump. Even disconnected the fuel return line and placed it into a bottle, so I turned the key and no fuel poured out. I’m taking the pump off to get it tested tomorrow. But I see I have no current even at the fuse box, what do you recommend?
Gabriel Sander (1 month ago)
Update: it was the relay, even though it passed my test, as soon as I replaced it car started just fine. It ran all day today, even if you didn’t directly help me, your videos sure encouraged me to solve the problem myself, thank you, honestly.
Gabriel Sander (1 month ago)
Update: connected the pump directly to the battery last night for a few secs, and it works. Guess I’ll be chasing wires today.
ammar mary (1 month ago)
شكرا من القلب
Jacob Nemyer (1 month ago)
2:37 wait doesn't that solve EVERYTHING?
That'll be $900 for labor Mr Owner
Brent C (2 months ago)
Hey Chrisfix I have to do the same job on my 02 Mustang. The fuel pump crapped out right after i filled my tank. I attempted to siphon the gas out but there is a anti tamper device in my filler neck that's stopping me from doing so. It seems like I have to drop the tank with it full and carefully siphon out the gas threw the fuel pump hole. Is there a better way? Thanks
Snoop Doge (2 months ago)
Ok I hope you reply to this comment, my car suffers when starting it takes too long to start and sometimes it starts quickly, I don't hear that "hiss" sound, but at the end the car starts with some vibration before idling normally, it also lost its acceleration, could it be the fuel pump?
Orlando Cartagena (2 months ago)
Hmm Chris, i have a 1999 mustang gt and i have a problem with it. Sometimes the idle will surge up and down and then stall out

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