Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 12:01:36 -0400
From: "thompson" <>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump Problem?

The fuel pumps for these things are a bit pricey. For one of mine I went to the boneyard and picked one up for like $50. That was a couple of years ago and she's still running strong! "Choupyt" <> wrote in message > I have a 1990 SAAB 900 (hatchback). Recenlty after not using the car > for a 2-week period, it wouldn't start although the starter revved up > pretty good. It wasn't a battery problem. > > I was all set to have the car towed to a local garage I trust when I > decided to try starting it again. This time It sputtered a bit and > died -- acting as if it ran out of fuel (although I had a full tank of > gas). > > At that point, the tow truck driver told me that sometimes the fuel > pump "gets stuck" inside the gas tank. He then told me he was going > to try a trick that he recenlty learned. > > With his fist, he bangged real hard on the fuel tank (from > underneath). And bingo. When I tried again, the car started. This > was about 3 weeks ago, and I had no starting problem afterwards. > > Except for yesterday afternoon. Coming from work, the car wouldn't > start again, but I successfully used the same maneuver to get it to > start. > > The same sequence of events occured this morning. > > Now, I am told the price of a fuel tank for this car is close to $400 > (part only). Thus, my question is: Is it my only option to have the > fuel pump replaced? > > Any help, comments or suggestions would be much appreciated here. > > Thanks in advance.

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