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fuel system problem

On most fuel injected cars where you can hear the pump turn on, once the system is up to pressure, the pump won't re-engage until it needs to. One easy way to test this is to turn the car on, but don'...
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Troubleshoot 2002 Chevy Impala Windshield Washer Pump

Either the switch is bad or there's a break in the wiring due to corrosion. Gain access to the windshield washer switch connector and check for power on the red wire. If you have power at the switch ...
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Worried I put in wrong grade of gas

If the pump changed the fuel grade it was pumping you'd see it in the price. My gut sense is that it won't change – too unusual a use case and too much cause for confusion. That said, don't worry ...
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2000 Ford Explorer Electrical Problems

Did you check the user reviews at the source of the fuel pumps. When I replaced mine the two cheapest pumps available had awful reviews. They had a lot of quickly failed comments. Have you inspected ...
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Worried I put in wrong grade of gas

No, not where I live. The other selections are not available after choosing one and the pump will not change while you are pumping. To change, you would have to complete the current transaction, ...
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What happens when the power steering pump goes out?

Power steering is designed to assist mechanical steering via hydraulic pressure supplied by the power steering pump. If your power steering goes out the orientation of the tires can still physically ...
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What can I do to get the oil pump to work?

I do not think that Vaseline is thick enough and solid enough to withstand the normal pressure involved in the oil pressure system. I think you have a problem with either the new oil pump, or the ...
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checking head gasket?

Why do you think that checks the head gasket? Turning the heater on checks the heater and reasonable flow through the cooling system. Good in cold places to have a heater... Pressing the hose finds ...
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What happens when the power steering pump goes out?

To compensate for loss of zero to low speed turning ability, anticipate what direction you will want to move next and point the wheels that way while you are still rolling. Now when you shift from R ...
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Crankshaft timing belt

The camshaft pulleys are meant to turn at half engine speed as the 4 stroke cycle needs two revolutions of the crankshaft but the valves open once per cycle. As long as the belt did not slip you ...
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Why does my Ford Focus 2018 not go past 55mph?

Your mechanic could be correct. The ford focus had numerous issues over the years with the DPS6 dual clutch transmission. What I would do is have it scanned for codes and see if any transmission codes ...
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How to detach a pump from a Schrader valve without losing air?

I've run into this issue with kids bike tires, they really don't have that much capacity. How much air you lose depends on the pump's design. Anything that screws onto the valve is likely to lose the ...
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Manual rotation of water pump before starting the engine. Is it necessary?

Because the coolant does not get fully circulated around the shaft / seals of a pump and seals get damaged when they run dry. So rotating the pump lubricates the seals and doing that at low rpm is ...
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Location of Fuel Pump relay on '07 TSX

Jim Perris comment is correct; Here's the location picture I found in my software...
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checking head gasket?

The heater not working can be a sign of exhaust gas in the engine cooling system, possibly caused by a leaking cylinder head gasket. Exhaust gas in the heater core will stop heat being transferred, ...
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Regarding the fuel pump

There's really not much you can do, fuel pumps wear out and they all go eventually. You don't oil them, you don't grease them, they just do their job. The best you can do to extend a fuel pump's life ...
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Gas filled my engine

Check your carb. Bad floats. Bad float adjustment. Bad needle and seat. If we are talking Holley 4bbl - look down the throttle bores and see if your see the leak. That will narrow down if its ...
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Washer pump not engaging for front wipers (possible inverter problem)

This is a common problem I had with my 1998 Citroën Xantia, which uses the same sort of washer pump control. I turned out the pump motor was broken, probably a contact problem on the motor commutator. ...
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Coolant pump question

100,000 miles is a "normal" amount of miles for a water pump to break in the sense that it is not unheard of for that to happen. Its difficult to peg a number to how long to expect that a water pump ...
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How or where to determine/find the pinout for the Canyon ABS pump (545-00579)

This is the sort of thing that you probably can't practically "determine" (as in methodically meter the pins on the device to determine their purpose). So you'll need to find a source of the ...
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Troubleshoot 2002 Chevy Impala Windshield Washer Pump

Uhg.. I finally figured out I just wasn't doing it right. I found in most other cars you push or pull the control lever to activate windshield washing. In Impala's, there is a tab on the lever that ...
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fuel system problem

So first off you need to verify fuel pressure like paulster2 said. If you don't have fuel pressure it's time to check the relay wiring. Key On Engine Off At the relay there should be battery ...
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