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2001 safari awd new owner

Postby seahawk [OP] » April 30th 2010, 7:53am

Just purchased my 2001 safari awd w/160,000m. constant whinning noise at or near fuel tank.Pump going out? Maybe just dirty? If replaced is brand name important? Thanks for the help.
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby astroturf » April 30th 2010, 3:53pm

seahawk wrote:Just purchased my 2001 safari awd w/160,000m. constant whinning noise at or near fuel tank.Pump going out? Maybe just dirty? If replaced is brand name important? Thanks for the help.


Welcome to the board. A Delphi pump will serve you best. How long on your fuel filter service? Try that first, Then diagnose the issue, Don't just throw parts at it. Again Welcome. Jim
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby Mr_Bowtie » April 30th 2010, 3:56pm

Welcome to the board! :rockon:

X2 on what astroturf said....fuel filter first.

Could just be a loud fuel pump....my '92 pump is louder then my '96 and my '92 has been that loud since I got it(1 yr). You can hear my pump from about 10ft away if your listening for it. :chevy:
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby seahawk [OP] » May 1st 2010, 6:09am

Thanks everyone for your input.I'm sure I'll be back soon enough with more questions.Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor to another newbee someday,Aloha, Seahawk :D
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby astroturf » May 1st 2010, 6:47am

seahawk wrote:Thanks everyone for your input.I'm sure I'll be back soon enough with more questions.Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor to another newbee someday,Aloha, Seahawk :D


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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby Jasen » May 1st 2010, 3:01pm

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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby ShAgSTRO » May 1st 2010, 4:38pm

WELCOME! Everything they said! ^^^^
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby Bread Van » May 4th 2010, 5:26pm

I read somewhere that keeping the tank above 1/4 full will keep the pump immersed and properly cooled. If you are trying to keep your pump alive, you may want to keep the tank over 1/4 full. The pump noise may also be louder when it isn't fully immersed.

I'm making a habit of refueling at 1/4 tank as opposed to using the low fuel light. It's easy enough, and if it helps reduce fuel pump stress, totally worthwhile.
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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby Mr_Bowtie » May 4th 2010, 5:34pm

Bread Van wrote:I read somewhere that keeping the tank above 1/4 full will keep the pump immersed and properly cooled. If you are trying to keep your pump alive, you may want to keep the tank over 1/4 full. The pump noise may also be louder when it isn't fully immersed.

I'm making a habit of refueling at 1/4 tank as opposed to using the low fuel light. It's easy enough, and if it helps reduce fuel pump stress, totally worthwhile.



^X2 Good info! I religiously keep both my Vans above 1/4 tank. The '92 in on its 3rd fuel pump, so I definatly believe in this!


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Re: 2001 safari awd new owner

Postby bonjoey » May 4th 2010, 8:50pm

my old savana did that too. kept driving like that for thousands of kms. if the tank was less than 1/2, it was much louder so i tried to keep it full most of the time.
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