My 2002 starts up fine, if
it ran recently, but after more than a day or so, it takes many tries to start up. Mechanic (Firestone) says pressure goes to 0 overnight. Says they recommend a new fuel pump, about $1100, which I can't afford. I asked if it could be the lines and they repeated the recommendation. I've essentially no experience as a vehicle mechanic and a small toolbox, but
I'm mechanically inclined - have rebuilt lots of things - worked on my wheelchair, computers...woodworking.
Any ideas? Having found this thread, I'm thinking it's beyond me. Seems well beyond me n my toolbox if a new fuel pump is needed. Seems worth taking to another mechanic. I don't know what to look for under the hood.
I could try to find someone (in/near San Francisco/Oakland) who'll do/help with cutting a hole in the floor... but while mine is a cargo van, the floor is covered with plywood, rubber and foam mattress, and more...
...and I just saved (the first page of) this thread to here
- to archiveDOTorg, so if the picture host goes down, the images aren't lost, as has happened with other fuel pump threads. Good idea for well-illustrated howto's.