Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Fuel pump warning signs are usually an overly loud pump. (keep in mind many gm pumps run noisy normally) Fuel pressure drop off, and possibly cutting out.
Another thing to keep in mind is your car looks like it'* early-mid 90'*. The 92-94'* had some issues with fuel tank baffles breaking loose over time. The symptoms would be stalling when heading down a hill with 1/4 of a tank, stalling on corners or anywhere that fuel sloshing could occur.
First check is fuel pressure if you have a gauge. Fuel filter is good to do if you don't know the last time it was changed.
IIRC your filter would be located near the subframe of the engine just behind the passenger front tire.
Thanks for that good info. My car is a 1994. It doesn't seem to have a problem cutting out going down hill or around corners or fuel sloshing. It happenes only once in a while. It seems to happen and act up for a few days off and on then i might go a week with no problems. The fuel pump has an audible hum to it but it has for as long as I can remember.
I have no special tools to check fuel pressure. How do i do it? Take it to a shop? Is it costly? Money is a factor. I have been laid off for several months and NE Indiana continues to lose jobs and we are scraping by on my wifes income. That'* why I'm here desperately asking questions.
If I had to say what it'* acting like, I'll be driving down the road and the engine will either just start missing badly or sometime just stop for a second and run, (when this happens I hear the ding ding ding and the "service engine soon light" comes on). at highway speeds but usually i can get it to come out of it but it still misses and i can feel a power loss. then after a little bit it will seem to come out of it and be fine. Most of the time when it happens I can pull off and shut the car off, let it sit a little and starter her back up and finish my trip no problems. It isn't overheating. My fluids are full. I originally thought maybe it'* an electrical problem.
Then one day I was ideling in the driveway and i could hear the ding ding ding and service engine light and it started cuttint uot but this time I could hear the fuel pump cutting out and it died. I starterted it and same thing 3 times. After that it started and was fine. Maybe the fuel pump was cutting out because the engine was trying to shut down? Or what? I'm really lost here guys. Need help badly.