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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:35 pm 
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Last night, once again, my car amazed me by dying at the lights as i put my foot down.

After a couple of attempts to start the thing up i decided to push the thing to the side of the road and try to figure out what was wrong with it. i checked the ignition, everything seemed to be working fine, i had spark after all, so i figured it was a fuel problem.

i managed to get the fuel pump cover plate off and give the top of the pump a couple knocks, and what do you know, the car decided to start, then later dying again.

Im not too sure about this but i think the problem is my fuel pump. Does anyone have a clue of what is wrong with my car. Thank you

BTW: I drive an EF Falcon GLi 1995.
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:41 pm 
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when you click the key over onto 'acc' (i.e. the one before you turn it over) you should hear the fuel pump kicking in - it should be a short sound of ~1.5secs, and should be quite 'sharp' i guess is the best way to put it. mine clicks over, but you can hear it struggling & slowing down - i.e., the pump is on its way out - have a listen & see what noise (if any!) the pump is making! :)

another thought: could the fuel filter be blocked perhaps? :?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:15 pm 
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fuel pump for sure, if u hit it and then it started working that is what it will be with out a doubt very common on falcons
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:18 pm 
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If you need the fuel pump to operate continously, earth out the top far right terminal on your diagnosis connector, and switch the ignition on, then have a play around. This also makes sure the associated relay and wiring is okay too.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:25 am 
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good news, it is the fuel pump, getting it changed first thing tomorrow..
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