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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010 Thread Starter
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02 v6 fuel pump location?????

i got in my car and tried starting it today just to have it start sputtering and cut out unitl it died like it had no fuel. i pulled the filter off and turned the key on to see if the pump was running just to find out it wasnt working i finally found the fuel pump relay under the hood on the driver side and when i pulled it saw that it looked a lil corroded and burnt so i scrapped it clean and the car fired right up. i bought a filter adn pump because it started sputtering again later when driving it. i saw what looks liek a fuel pump right next to the tank under the bumper behind the driver side tire with fuel lines running from it. the one bought at autozone isnt close to the size of the one i saw and the new one comes with a gsaket kit and the guy also said the pump is in the tank..
so far ive been unable to find anythign online showing or telling me where the pump location is..any help would be greatly appreciated guys
its also a 02 3.8 vert if that helps at all

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010
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Did you think to replace the $10 relay? Lol thats your problem right there you just found it yourself !!

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yeah but once it was running the check engine light came on and gave me code p1633, the code means Keep Alive Power Voltage Too Low it said it will do it when a battery goes dead or has to be jumped...?????
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I'm not sure what you pulled off that you thought was the filter, but the part that you are describing under the car behind the tire is the factory inline filter. The pump is inside the tank, you have to lower the tank to replace it.

That said I agree with [email protected], check your relay first. Better yet get a fuel pressure gauge (some parts stores loan them, but they aren't expensive).

Lastly, have your battery checked, if keep alive voltage is too low, the computer isn't going to work right, and there probably isn't enough voltage to prime your fuel pump when you turn on the keys.
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i figured out the engine code after some research when i was broke down today and pullin fuses like crazy tryin to check them i guess i reinstalled one in the wrong spot and it set off that code so once i swapped it back the light went off instantly. and i hadnt pulled anything yet because i wasnt sure if that was actually the pump it looks like a entire fuel pump module just shoved into a cylinder and mounted right there.. hopefully the filter will help for now.
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pretty sure the thing you're looking at is just the carbon canister or whatever u call it.. its part of the evap system.. has to do with air in the fuel tank

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The pump is in the tank......

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Originally Posted by shinerstang View Post
The pump is in the tank......
this....i remember when i had to replace mine. You have take off the skid plate, then drop the fuel tank and the pump pretty much sits in the top.

It's tedious, get somebody to help you with it

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And don't try to do it with a tank full of gas.
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And don't try to do it with a tank full of gas.

You mean TRY it with a full tank of gas, its more fun that way trust me.

Begin story: Yeah so back in the day (like 06-07) I had to be at the dyno on a friday and I told myself I would just wake up early and put my fuel pump in because I was already tired from putting the vortech in and doing a bunch of other stuff that thursday. Lucky for me when I woke up the crazy Texas weather decided it was going to be 37 and misting outside so I had to change my pump in that under the car outside my apartment. /end

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