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Fuel Pump Questions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Andyd103, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Andyd103

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    Im having the Timing belt changed in my 02 Tacoma because it now has 82k miles and should be done soon, but when i went price shopping because i don't have the time to do it a mechanic also told me the fuel pump should be changed for regular maintenance because its located in the engine bay and is hard to get to and since the belts are being changed it should be changed too.
    I always thought the fuel pumps were on top of the gas tank, can someone tell me if this is true or he's just trying to squeeze a few pennies out of me?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    spdracr

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    I think you better look for a honest mechanic. The pump is in the gas tank. Are you sure he wasn't meaning the water pump? It is driven by the timing belt and if it starts leaking later you have to do the whole job over again.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    Andyd103

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    I know for sure he told me fuel pump, he put it on a bill estimate sheet that is somewhere, and then gave me a 5 minute reason as to why he needed to change it.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    The fuel pump is in the tank. Its not a Maintinance item
     
  5. Oct 12, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    Are you sure he wasn't talking about the water pump?
     
  6. Oct 12, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    i know its ussually in the tank i was just wondering if this guy was telling me bs and he was so...
     
  7. Oct 13, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    sure it wasn't the fuel filter? as stated the pump is in the tank. Filter is a yes it could be changed I did mine at 80k and then did s/c on my 3rz and now that it has got the s/c I may never change it again because I can barely see it. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Andrew, just to cover all the bases here: You have the 3.4 V6 correct?

    You fuel filter should be on the frame rail under the driverside IIRC.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    I think the mechanic messed up and meant to say water pump. You should change that when you do the timing belt.
     
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