Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby Wayneo66 [OP] » March 1st 2011, 9:51pm

95 Astro (116k miles) currently in shop for first time fuel pump replacement. Fuel pump re-install went without issue, but (according to technician) apparently when old pump failed, something akin to an electrical overload/power surge "burned wiring" in harness.

Granted, all this info is very fresh, and I haven't been to the shop yet to see the specifics, but I just wanted to see if anyone else here has experienced any electrical failures at the same time as their fuel pump failure.

Thank you for any input. (First time poster, new to the boards here.)

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Re: Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby chevymaher » March 1st 2011, 10:40pm

welcome to forum first off.There been a lot of bad pumps here it a common topic as you may imagine.And this is the first time I ever heard of this.I am sure as people read this you will get alot of responses and questions.I am almost positive this will be a first time discussing this here.
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Re: Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby Leeann_93 » March 1st 2011, 11:26pm

It's a common issue. It's generally the wiring harness that ends up burning up the pump. The new harness is redesigned to help prevent this in the future.
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Re: Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby chevymaher » March 1st 2011, 11:27pm

I stand corrected. :shrug:
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Re: Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby Wayneo66 [OP] » March 2nd 2011, 2:24am

Thank you, Leeann_93. I'll be checking with the repair shop early tomorrow to see what progress they have made. I'd rather have a firm fix with no return trips to the shop. :)

Leeann_93 wrote:It's a common issue. It's generally the wiring harness that ends up burning up the pump. The new harness is redesigned to help prevent this in the future.
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Re: Fuel Pump wiring burned?

Postby Gary » March 2nd 2011, 6:23am

There is a internal wire harness that is recommended to be replaced when installing a new fuel pump along with a replacing the fuel filter.You should consider never letting the fuel level get below a 1/4 tank because that heats up the pump.Hope you got a Delco pump.Those are the ones that lasts the longest.
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