1997 fuel pump problem

05-29-2005, 02:48 PM
I have a 97 Jimmy where the fuel pump failed. I have a replacement pump for the actual pump, but when i disconnected the fuel pump from the fuel lines, 2 of the 3 plastic connections broke. Would a rubber fuel line and hose clamps work to fix the fuel lines where they broke. Or do I need to replace the whole fuel pump assembly.

06-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Replace the assembly...rubber hoses and hose clamps won't hold up to the fuel pressure...

06-02-2005, 06:56 AM
Correct. Rubber hoses can't handle the pressure. You need a new sending unit. Don't do stuff half assed or you will regret it later.

06-14-2005, 08:54 PM
I replaced the fuel pump and the truck started fine and drove about 15 miles and then it started surging. It dies about 2 minutes later. I repaced the fuel filter and no change. When it dies, if I wait about 1-2 minutes and restart the truck it runs for about 2-5 minutes for dying again. Any and all help would be appreciated.


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