Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 10:31:36 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: long cranking after fuel pump replacement

The long cranking may not be dangerous, unless you have a fuel leak, which can lead to a fire. Other than that you will have to replace the starter motor sooner, because of the longer cranking time. This also puts a strain on the battery and could be an issue if it is cold enough. I just remembered another method to start your car in its current state. Turn the key to the first or second position - you will hear the fuel pump running without the starter motor turning over. If you do this a few times, you will pressurize the fuel system without using the starter motor. Simon Putz wrote: > Hi, > > > A long shot is that you have a bad check valve in your fuel pump, which > allows > > the fuel to drain back into the tank. But you did get the correct NEW Saab > fuel > > pump, not a used bone yard special? When I replaced my fuel pump, the shop > > checked my VIN, as Saab used several different fuel pumps on the same > model and > > engine at various times in the same year - so one size does not fit all > when it > > comes to fuel pumps. > > well, i dont know about a Saab fuel pump, but i know there are Bosch and > Walgro pumps > which are not interchangeable. i had a bosch pump, i went to the bosch store > and they told me > the part is no longer availible or produced bla bla bla and they ordered a > compatible one from italy. > i will check the fuel line and so today anyways. besides that this problem > doesnt seem dangerous , just annoying, > > bye > > simon putz

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