Originally Posted by jd10013
at least it's not a real hard job to do. if I remember correctly, the fuel pump can be accessed by removing the back seat. in a lot of cars you have to drop the tank to do it. but 63k sounds a bit early for a fuel pump.
Agreed that 63K doesn't sound like many miles to be replacing a fuel pump, but it also sounds like the engine is cranking fine, but there's no gas getting to the engine.
Also, if the OP runs the car near empty lots of times, the fuel pump is gonna go sooner rather than later.
" If "
it indeed turns out to be your fuel pump, here are 2 tips that will help you avoid this situation from happening again any time soon down the road.
Try to keep your fuel tank as full as possible.
Many times when fuel pumps go out, it's because a person constantly runs their car at or near empty, allowing the fuel pump to suck up debris from the bottom of the gas tank.
Run a bottle of Lucas Fuel Treatment in your car about every 6 months.
Also, don't forget to change the fuel filter while your changing the pump.
Since your gonna be right there anyway, you may as well take care of that.
I recently had to change the fuel pump & filter on my wife's 03 Pontiac Grand Am GT with a mechanic friend of mine, and I couldn't believe how freak'n dirty the fuel filter was.
We were hesitant to change the filter at first because we were worried about snapping or bending a rusted fuel line, but I insisted that we try anyway.
When we finally did get the fuel filter off, my friend told me that we were lucky that we decided to change it, then turned the filter over, and nothing but pure black soot came pouring out of it.