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FUEL PUMP
10-26-2011, 10:54 AM
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FUEL PUMP
my subaru legacy has a gas smell inside it when i drive for a while(over an hr) i have had this problem before and changed the fuel pump. i am having the problem again. could it be it needs replacing again. i did buy it from auto zone and have found sometimes the quality of the parts are not good. this morning i got into my car to go to work (fyi I am on a slight incline in my driveway)and it starts but wont fire up completely. keeps going round and round (turning over) could this be another issure with the fuel pump? any idea's?
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10-26-2011, 09:38 PM (This post was last modified: 10-26-2011 09:39 PM by Rupe.)
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RE: FUEL PUMP
That "no start" condition could be a fuel pump but I would be looking to see if the pump is running and what the fuel pressure is before spending the time & effort to replace it.

Normally a failing fuel pump will not smell of fuel outside the vehicle. That's usually reserved for a fuel leak that is external. You may need to crawl under and do a visual inspection of all the lines as the rubber lines can rot or be damaged by road debri. The steel lines can also rust through over time, especially in the "salt belt" around the USA. I don't recall if this car has a plastic or metal tank but that can also leak for a number of reasons, as well as the fill pipe inside the fender.

Let us know what you find and we'll go from there.
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10-27-2011, 12:18 AM
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RE: FUEL PUMP
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That "no start" condition could be a fuel pump but I would be looking to see if the pump is running and what the fuel pressure is before spending the time & effort to replace it.

Normally a failing fuel pump will not smell of fuel outside the vehicle. That's usually reserved for a fuel leak that is external. You may need to crawl under and do a visual inspection of all the lines as the rubber lines can rot or be damaged by road debri. The steel lines can also rust through over time, especially in the "salt belt" around the USA. I don't recall if this car has a plastic or metal tank but that can also leak for a number of reasons, as well as the fill pipe inside the fender.

Let us know what you find and we'll go from there.
thx so much rupe we changed the pump tonight and it is running, i will wait till tomorrow to check under the car for and bad lines that may cause the fuel smell good to know that there might be two problems not just the pump i appreciate your idea
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