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Fuel pump suggestions

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by ladorn45, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. ladorn45

    ladorn45 Full Access Member

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    Hey sorry about the moron part lol that was a typo. Just figured better safe then sorry. I know the horn relay needs replacing as well so figured while I'm at it.
     
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    @Rocket Man, he is likely doing as I recommended on the fuel pump relay. I always recommend replacing the fuel pump relay with a new fuel pump. It is a habit that I picked up in my shops when I had a vehicle in with low power and was a fuel pump and then was towed in a week later with no power to fuel pump and the fuel pump relay fixed it. I just decided then to always recommend that relay going forward. I never said they had to, it was just a recommendation.
     
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    I have never had a problem with the relays so I was wondering. Replaced two fuel pumps in the last 2 years, the relays are fine. Never heard of them being an issue. They either work or don’t.
     
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    Yea, I agree and that is why that relay was not replaced when my shop did the fuel pump. But it is inexpensive and most times no additional labor on the repair ticket and I offered and never made them buy it but at that point I was trying to cover for the tow back fee that I gladly paid for when that vehicle was towed back in. I made the customer happy and kept them as a customer moving forward. They did pay the fee for the relay but no further diagnostic fee and no additional labor. It's just at that point forward, I always recommended the relay.
     
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    Exactly since they are only 6 bucks rather have spares available as well so when one does shit the bed and I'm in the middle of nowhere I can just swap it out.
     
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    I’ve never had one fail. But in the rare case one ever did, say the fuel pump relay quit, I can swap my horn relay in. Or my fog light relay. So you actually do have spares available. There’s several that are the same, and the only necessary one is the fuel pump relay. But they’re not like fuses- they don’t blow if there’s a short. A fuse supplying power to the relay will blow. I mean, if it makes you feel better then by all means replace them. But there’s really no need.
     
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