I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring some diesel in there, it started and ran for about a minute but then it stalled. I thought it might be the fuel pump but when I phoned the agents for a new fuel pump they said the fuel pump lasts forever on these cars I should rather check the fuel pump control module. This is a very expensive part to replace. So my question is how do I know if the problem is the fuel pump or the fuel pump control module without replacing either one of those?

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    You should check the fuel pressure at the output of the fuel pump as a starting point.
    – jwh20
    Aug 19 at 10:01
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    You should have made sure the new filter was full of fuel, not just added some... If there is too much air, it starts then cuts out. Re-prime the system to get the air out.
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 19 at 10:12
  • Have you checked if there is a priming procedure for this car? Some cars it is a simple as turning the key on and letting the pump run until the ECU turns it off, then repeating this procedure several times before starting the engine.
    – HandyHowie
    Aug 19 at 11:25
  • Perhaps buying a Haynes, Chilton manual can help if you're a diyer. Subscribing to Alldata or Mitchell provides online factory service manuals at reasonable cost.
    – F Dryer
    Aug 19 at 12:32
  • What enginecode? Z17dtj or z17dth?
    – Martin
    Aug 19 at 15:52

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