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how do I replace the fuel pump on a 2001 Jeep cherokee

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how do I replace the fuel pump on a 2001 Jeep cherokee
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.



Lets do a simple check- turn the ignition key to the on position - you should hear the fuel pump energize for 2-3 seconds(humming sound). sometimes easier to hear with the fuel cap off.


Let me know if you hear it energize or not

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no humming sound. would still energize if the electronic control unit was bad
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.



In the engine compartment is a power distribution box with relays. The fuel pump relay is located there. Try swapping it with the ac compressor relay:




Also, try swapping the ASD(autoshutdown) relay and the radiator fan relay


Let me know if swapping out the relays make a difference

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
seems to have fixed the problem. thank you very much
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.



Great, just means you need a new relay ( about $10-15 at most parts stores). Have a great weekend and thanks for using JA