What makes a fuel pump relay go bad?
The relay can fail due to many reasons, from dust to electrical power surges, anything can affect the well-being of a fuel pump relay. Here is a more detailed list of the most common symptoms of a bad fuel relay.
Where is the fuel pump relay in a GMC Sierra 1500?
The control module under the truck box took the place of the fuel pump relay or fuel pump regulator. It is a 5″×5″ flat box about 1/2 in. Thick bolted up under the box. Remove spare tire to get to it. 9 people found this helpful. Remember: There is nothing in the fuse box marked [Fuel Pump] location.
Is the fuel pump relay controlled by the PCM?
Consequently, the fuel pump relay is usually controlled by, the ignition or powertrain control module (PCM). As a result, when switched on, the fuel pump relay; will provide current to the fuel pump, so that it may function. Therefore, any faults with it, can cause fuel pump issues.
When is the fuel pump relay turned on?
The fuel pump relay is activated whenever the ignition is turned on. A fuel pump relay functions primarily to maintain a consistent voltage supply to the fuel pump. The ignition or powertrain control module (PCM) usually controls the fuel pump relay.
Where is the fuel pump control module located?
It is often found in the fuse box located in the engine bay and functions as the primary electronic switch that controls power to the fuel pump. The fuel pump relay is usually controlled by the ignition or Powertrain Control Module, and when switched on, will provide current to the fuel pump so that it may function.
Why is my fuel tank collapsing on my GMC Sierra?
I’m also having this problem with my 2000 GMC Sierra SL c2500 5.7. It creates a vacuum and collapses the fuel tank. Im on my third fuel tank but didn’t realize at first a vacuum was crushing it. Any ideas? It seems the more I read, the more possibilities that could cause it but its getting expensive with the tanks and pumps.
How does a GMC Sierra 1500 fuel pump work?
The older model has steel lines coming off of the top of the pump to the frame rail and then connects to the frame steel lines with short hoses, you’ll need line wrenches and the ability to curse. The newer style has plastic tubes from the plastic pump casing and uses those quick connect fuel fittings and you’ll need the disconnect tool.
When was the last time my Chevy fuel pump failed?
The technical service bulletin that explains the cause of the repeat failure of the Chevy fuel pump replacement unit covers all years from 1996 to 2003 and includes all of the pickup trucks. Also included is the Tahoe and suburban and their GMC counterparts such as the Sierra and Envoy. Oh and don’t forget the Cadillac Escalade is also included.
Why does my Delco fuel pump keep failing?
Oh and don’t forget the Cadillac Escalade is also included. The Chevrolet service bulletin states that the cause of the repeat failures is due to worn or damaged electrical connectors at the fuel pump assembly. When you get the Delco replacement parts it comes with a new connector on the fuel pump side.