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Fuel Pump?!?!?!?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 03redtaco, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    03redtaco

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    Hello everyone.
    Okay my truck runs fine until i get to a 1/4 tank. Then it will some times feel like the engine dies. Or when i get back on the gas pedal the truck does nothing for a breif second. I have tried seafoam two times, and nothing. Fuel filter is new. Could it be the fuel pump? Or the strainer?

    Any help would be great. As of know i just try to keep the tank full.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Good question. Bump for someone who knows what they're talking about.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    maybe a dirty sock
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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  5. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Could be a fuel pump issue. 2 things you can do. First, Keep over 1/4 of fuel in your truck. Or, Drop the tank (or pull the bed off), and inspect the fuel pump.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Well i filled it up today and things went ookay for a few miles. Then i hit a corner pretty fast and it started it again. When I went and pressed the gas it took a few seconds before the rpms picked up. It was also skipping alittle bit. No CEL.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Dirty sock...I used to have the same problem on my old RX7 when cornering hard...
     
  8. Jul 10, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    okay stupid question on my part. Is the sock the strainer or something completely different?
     
  9. Jul 11, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    the pump screen
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    Okay thanks for the reply crazy. I was think that it was the strainer.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    No Prob :D Glad to help...
     
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