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Fuel Pump failure??
#1
My car failed to start this morning which is very unusual as it normally fires up instantly.

It's a 1.6 16v petrol. 

The car is turning over but not firing up. I initially thought it was an immobiliser issue, but this doesn't now look the case. 

I had a look and tried a BSI reset, but no change. I thought it was something electrical going on, but couldn't find any fuse issues or wiring problems.

Fault codes I got were P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270 and P0444

Ignition related by the looks of those codes. It's been towed to my local mechanic who has had a quick look and there doesn't appear to be fuel coming through so, suspects the pump has gone. There's half a tank in, so it's not empty. 

Unfortunately it looks like the tank has to come off to replace the pump! 

Just wondered if anyone has experienced anything similar?? 

I am now hoping it is just the pump that's fried. It's quite possible as the car is LPG and it's a regular issues as the tank can be low for long periods leaving the pump high and dry as it doesn't get fresh petrol added often enough.
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#2
Fuel pump was the issue. However, it's been an unlucky day as the front driver's side spring had snapped following the unloading from the flat loader.

Not my day!
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#3
Thanks for the update Tucker and glad you got it sorted - apart from the spring!
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#4
It's back in for the spring. Expensive week!
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#5
It happens like that mate but usually comes in 3's !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#6
Are you trying to depress him Polar lol.
Are we there yet????? Huh
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#7
Thanks for that. I can't afford anymore!

Turns out the spring had snapped in 2 places. One was an old break that had rusted and I hadn't even noticed.

When it snapped lower down it sheared off and was in danger of puncturing the tyre.
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#8
So in a way if you look on the bright side the pump failing must of been a sign from the gods that all wasn't well.
Are we there yet????? Huh
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#9
(23-03-2017, 09:10 PM)Tomcat3 Wrote:  Are you trying to depress him Polar lol.

Big Grin Big Grin

Well if the spring has snapped in two places thats in theory your 3  Wink
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#10
No, my 3rd one has occurred and is the top strut bearing on the side that had a new spring.

Fortunately my mechanic is not charging any labour for doing it, given that changing the spring has probably been the reason it's now making a noise!!

I just need the new strut and bearing which seem cheap enough although my neighbour owns a motor factor and usually gets me decent quality bits at cost if I am able to plan a repair!!
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