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Front tank...ed?

 
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:25 PM
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Front tank...ed?

I Have a 96 F250 that runs like p**p (barely runs at all) when switched to the front tank, runs fine on rear tank though. Does this sound like a fuel pump issue? other problem? If it's the pump where can i purchase one cheap. Thanks,
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:56 PM
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thats what it sounds like. i got mine at napa.
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:36 PM
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try Auto Zone they have low prices
 
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:41 PM
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Pumping you up...

Dittoes on the fuel pump. Cheap? New ones are ~$150. Used from a salvage yard are quite a bit less and think of all the fun you can have dropping the tank again in the near future! Used is a great way to buy & save on a number of automotive items but I would submit in-tank fuel pumps are not on that list.

On a related note, if you had one of the later models with a fuel pump failure your truck would be tow truck fodder. Viva la dual fuel tank trucks!

dn.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:53 AM
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if you don't mind waiting a few days, try EBAY.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:41 AM
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where ever you decide to buy, make sure it is NEW. wouldnt take any chances
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:14 PM
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Thanks to all for thoughts and opinions. Jack
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:40 PM
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i have a weak front pump too, rear works fine though. i always thought if a pump was bad it just wouldn't work, but i can drive with the front tank on this truck, it just doesn't have the "go" like the rear tank. it sputters and spits when i lay on the throttle, cruises ok though. it sucks, cuz i didnt realize that was a problem until after i replaced the front tank, putting the 'bad' pump into the replacement tank. so, i'll have to drop it again when i change the pump.
 

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