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Fuel pump life?! 200k, 300k, 400+k when did yours fail???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hessian42, Jul 9, 2024.

  1. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:15 PM
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    hessian42

    hessian42 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 2002 3.4L 5 speed 4x4 TRD is closing in on the 400k mile mark and the only thing that keeps me up at night (which hasn't been serviced) which would strand me in the middle of a trail is the stock fuel pump failing. To the point where in my spares/ emergency parts box is an inline pump with some fuel hose/ wiring i could in a pinch pull my filter and splice in to get me home.

    So when (IF) did your OEM/ original fuel pump fail? and if it did what did you replace it with?
     
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  2. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

    cruxofthebisquit Well-Known Member

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    It ain't failed yet but under 200K. I imagine the years are going to get it more than mileage. It's 5 yrs. older than any reasonable expection.
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:46 PM
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    Papa Surf

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    I'm at 403K and still on the original pump. Never had an issue.
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:47 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    1st Failed 250k replacement was OEM that failed at 475k.
     
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  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 7:16 PM
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    Nano909

    Nano909 Stirrer Of Pots

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    Thanks a lot for that :annoyed:
    200k miles on mine lol
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:28 AM
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    Fatal_Paradox

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    380k on my dads and 215k on mine. still running
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:40 AM
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    Black97v6MT

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    27+ years of livin' Gen1 TacoLife...
    what tests/diagnostics are able to be performed on the pump/fuel system to see if it all is working efficiently under All conditions
     
  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 6:43 AM
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    The gold standard

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    Jk a lil, you could read how much it draws by backprobing a connector and watching the meter while you start the truck. Seeing how theres people coming up on 400k without issue, and im at 323ish and its still chugging, i personally wont sweat it too much. That said i dont wheel
     
  9. Jul 10, 2024 at 2:08 PM
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    FixMyTaco

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    Rebuilding seats with leather from furniture and extra padding. Might put leather on the dash and other interior parts.
    Over 450k and still doing its job.
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:31 PM
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  11. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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    Dalandser

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    As easy as Toyotas are to work on, diagnostics aren’t as easy as domestic vehicles of around the same vintage that put a shrader valve in the fuel line to quickly pop on a fuel pressure gauge nor do they prime until you turn the key to crank instead of priming in the key on, engine off ignition position. I’d say just find a vacation where you don’t have to run the vehicle for a couple days and replace a pump if you feel like one’s old enough to warrant it.

    AFAIK my wife’s 97 4runner is on its og pump at 315k but I’m going to do it soon rather than wait for her to freak out if it dies on the freeway or have to call a tow if it dies at work.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2024 at 5:26 PM
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    Black97v6MT

    Black97v6MT 356k on the 0D0 ... 5VZFE R150F 4WD

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    Are there any sort of symptoms it may have during its wearing out period before it fails

    I may be having one currently:notsure: or may not be having one
    It is hard to tell what issue or issues are going on with this truck!
     
  13. Jul 11, 2024 at 10:26 AM
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    Diablo169

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    I’ve had two fail, non Toyota’s and mine started with a stutter here and there, and then some times would long crank and not start. Then it would run fine for a while.

    Annoying thing was everytime I went to do a pressure test it would pass :annoyed:

    My 1st Gen Tundra is my daily and I take it to very remote jobsites, and the fuel pump is what has me worried as well. Tundra is on original pump at 350k.

    Other one that should keep you up at night is the Radiator. I’ve a had a few of those blow up.
     
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  14. Jul 11, 2024 at 10:30 PM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    It's why I replace these cheezy radiators beforehand but in all honesty, the older onesmade of all metal, popped more often. I guess if you're a worryer, there's always something to worry about. Just try not to. I've often thought Toyotas are more reliable because it's inherrant that people that buy them, worry about reliabilty, hemce they do extra for maint. I know a dude still drives a Chevy Cavailer that I doubt has had 3 oil changes.
     
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  15. Jul 11, 2024 at 11:04 PM
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