Fuel pump failure and fix May 17, 2019 7:41:53 GMT -5
Post by ukgator on May 17, 2019 7:41:53 GMT -5
This is my journey fixing my fuel pump fail , easy fix in the end, hope it helps others. One night coming home the Reeper started to bog down, a no fuel type bog, pulled off road and shut down, did normal wiggle of things and checked pump fuse. Got back in started ok and drove home ok. Next day total failure. Chrcked and changed fuse pulled relay and replugged in. DEAD pump. No pump run when turned key. Checked filter and had flow, went back to engine, sprayed fuel in intake, started right up. Back to pump, pulled pump/cage, hooked wires to pump and to a mower battery, ran fine so pump good. So started to check wires from key to fuse box, good, pulled fuse and relay and used a light probe to check fo power, panel was good. As there is no good way to check a relay, bought all new relays from O'Reilly as Reeper relays are cheap made. Still pump inop, back to pins ( 2 middle ones) on plug attached to the screw on cap, hooked power to them, pump worked, pins corroded from water getting past plug but cleaned up ok. Now it had to be wire from fuse panel to the pump, put probe into the + socket, got light. Soooo, plugged back in, no worky, looked in plug with magnifying glass, saw the metal bit to grip the pump pin was broken off, ( means was plugged in wrong at factory as never been unplugged till now) , did a old fashion 1960's repair by folding tin foil and making a new pin in the plug, plugged back in, works great. So if your pump stops working check the plug to the fuse block first. This makes the 11th thing to break or go wrong in less than 3000 miles from new. Hope this helps if a bit long winded.