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sounds like your on the right track there (archive)

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Posted by Angus on December 18, 2000 at 20:42:14:

In Reply to: Weird noise update, and question posted by Eddie Oliver on December 18, 2000 at 20:02:18:

Awhile back I posted about a weird new noise that I noticed. Thanks to everyone who responded, I think I've figured it out - its got to be the fuel pump. I don't drive the car very often, but today I took it for a spin and when I press the gas about halfway or more to the floor the car started to bog down. I figure it's not getting enough gas, and now that I think about it the fuel pump is in the right rear of the car right? So I'm thinking that may be it. My question now is, does anyone know if there's a way to test the fuel pump? The fuel filter was changed about a month ago, do you think I could have got a really bad tank of gas that's screwing things up, or is the fuel pump probably just on it's last legs? Thanks for any advice you may have. This was my description of the problem a few weeks back...

It's a high-pitched noise that starts between 20-40 MPH, but once it starts it's not speed, gear, or RPM related. It just constantly squeals until I slow down to under 20-40 MPH and then starts up again over 20-40 MPH. It seems to be coming from the passenger side of the car ... in the rear I think. Anyone have any clue what it could be?

you might be right ,these cars have two fuel pumps one in the right side of the split gas tank this is a feeder pump to the main pump which is outside on near the fuel filter. i have known these in the tank feeder pumps when going bad to get very loud , and will cause low fuel pressure (your bogging at half throttle) from the main pump. so you might have someone remove the rear seat (this is how you get the in the tank pump out, theres an access cover under the rear seat)and have them check the output from the feeder pump , they can listen to it run at that time also!
sounds like your on the right track there

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