Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:10:33 -0500
From: P K <pakobnospamo.com>
Subject: Fuel Pump Failure (was Re: Start Up Question


In article <pakob-8F4D56.08152012112004nospam.isp.giganews.com>, P K <pakobnospamo.com> wrote: > In article <svj5p0d241p6ci34mgakghot3sck7e78kinospamcom>, > Retro Bob <uctraingnospamanet.com> wrote: > > > On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 08:51:04 -0500, "carmen1" <coralsands03nospamo.com> > > wrote: > > > > >When turning the key at start up, the engine cranks longer than most cars > > >until it is started. Is this typical of the 900S (1996) > > > > One thing you might want to do just to be sure it's not the fuel > > pump wearing out is to turn the care to the "on" position, but > > don't go all the way to "start". Wait a minute, then start it. > > Try this a few times when it's dead cold. If letting it sit in > > the on position improves starting then your fuel pump is wearing. > > > > This is exactly what I am experiencing now. ('86 900 hatch) Two questions: 1) How much time do I have until failure (in miles or "starts") and does it fail slowly or suddenly? 2) How much does it cost to replace (Northeast PA)? Thanks --Paul

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