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chevy: ..the fuel pump fuse blew do i need to replace the fuel pump

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i have a chevy equinox 2004 ..the fuel pump fuse blew do i need to replace the fuel pump?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 4 years ago.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.

GM Tech (Cam) :

In almost all cases that is correct, the failing pump or restricted system due to a plugged inernal filter.

GM Tech (Cam) :

When it is restricted, it slows the pump down which in an electric motor pulls more amps causing the fuse to pop.

Customer:

the fuse blew and was stranded in the road .....was sitting idle at a traffic light

GM Tech (Cam) :

IT will blow at any time the amps get high enough, I would make sure the wiring to the tank is not compromised.

GM Tech (Cam) :

This possibly is a cause of a bad tank of fuel that is plugging the system filter, do you get your fuel in a reputable busy fuel station

Customer:

everything check out the amps and wiring were ok......going on a trip do i need to be concerned?

GM Tech (Cam) :

To be honest I would be. Tell me, when it stalled, what level was the fuel in the tank?

Customer:

it was about a half a tank..

GM Tech (Cam) :

Ok, one other factor is the fuel level. The fuel acts as a coolant, however at half a tank, the pump should be covered enough for proper cooling.

GM Tech (Cam) :

This means that your pump may be on the way out.

GM Tech (Cam) :

I would keep some extra fuses and fuel up often to keep the level well above half.

Customer:

thanks Cam got extra fuses but think i will replace.......

GM Tech (Cam) :

I would, then you have peace of mind.

GM Tech (Cam) :

AS a maintenance item, with each oil chance, put in a bottle of fuel additive.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Is there more that I can get for you today?

Customer:

thanks agin....

GM Tech (Cam) :

My pleasure.

GM Tech (Cam) :

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