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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:08 PM
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The bad news is my fuel pump failed this morning with the wife in the ar. The bad news is we were about 3 miles from home. The good news is a nice lady stopped and took us all the way to our driveway.

I figured it was the pump as I had over a half tank of gas and the fuel filter was dry. When I started looking at the pump to see what style it was I found the small shaft that the fuel pump arm pivots on sticking out the side of the pump body.

You would think that would pin or brad that little shaft.


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Post Post subject: Re: Fuel pump failure
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They leave that for use to do. On top of that I silicone both ends. Often you don't get lucky and find the pin.

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Post Post subject: Re: Fuel pump failure
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Thanks for the tip Perri. I repaired the fuel pump this morning and it's working great again. I went with JB Weld for two reasons:
1) For esthetic reasons as it is almost the same color as the pump. And,
2) I didn't have any silicone but had three un-opened packages of JB Weld Smile


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