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Old 06-01-2005, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question Fuel Pump Problem?

Hello. I have a 1997 Eagle Talon ESI, and a while back had to get a new fuel pump put in it. Today I took it to get the Emissions Tested on it and it failed the test stating EVAP System Small Leak Detected (which albeit could be about a million things). Right now, it is sitting at the repair shop waiting to get looked at. My question is, could the fuel pump be causing this problem? I know in the Turbos of the same year it is located under the back seat behind the driver, is this also true for non-turbos? Something has been leaking there and I don't want to assume it is the fuel pump if perhaps it is not. I appreciate any help on this...

Eagle Talon ESI 2.0 L DOHC, 4 cylinder automatic transmission

Recent repairs include:
New fuel pump- 2003
Engine replaced (used)- 2004
Starter replaced- 2004

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Old 06-02-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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Most late model cars have the fuel pump in the gas tank. If you have seen a leak in the fuel system then that is probably the cause of the fault. It might be the rubber type line going from the frame to the tank or it might be the metal line rusting away. Or not.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:42 AM   #3
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or some genius friend thought he'd do you a favour and make sure those huge subwoofers dont fall out of your car so he whips out his trusty self tapping screws and screws them right into your gas tank and because it's a VW corrado it's 700$ from the dealer, or when they put your new fuel pump in, they left a line off, evap codes can be caused by a leak in the fuel system, most off the times it's from the people who go to gas up at the pumps and take the cap off only to realize the tank is on the wrong side so they get in car fire it up and go to the other pump with the gass cap off, that will throw a check engine light and give you an evap emmissions code. i would check with the shop that did the fuel pump job, but if you noticed the leak after the job was done and didn't go back to get it taken care, they might not warrenty there work so....good luck oh and by reading your post farther, the used engine job you had put in was most recent and they could have left something off.the options here are to much to type out so hope any of it helps
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:35 PM   #4
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Ok, I took it back to the repair shop that put in the pump and they said they would look into it. I picked it back up yesterday and they said the EVAP code was cause by the gas cap, so they replaced that. I know I have to wait for a few days for the drive cycles to reset, but the stupid check engine light came back on and has yet to turn back off. When I asked them if they checked out the pump, they didn't answer me, but stated the leak on my backseat was probably from water (umm....right) that settled in the seat and evaporated. Funny, I've never seen water turn a sheet to dust before. I think I'll just run my car off the cliff, it'd probably be cheaper, lol.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:36 PM   #5
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I think I'll just run my car off the cliff, it'd probably be cheaper, lol.
Sorry to hear about your problem. Well it depends on the kind of insurance you got on your car whether or not its worth running off a cliff, and if you plan on doing it then try not to spread the word lol. You could always hide it somewhere and report it stolen then collect insurance and part out the car afterwards. I know, i'mno help, just trying to lighten the mood.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:06 PM   #6
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LOL....all I can do is laugh about. Hey I have acts of God on my insurance...say hmmm if I was to happen to accidentally be chopping down a tree and ooops it fell on my car....
Seriously, I tried to talk to repair shop into "driving it away" for me....they didn't take me serious though.
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