26th Aug 2001, 06:16
If you want to change your fuel pump, do it yourself. The pump is about 200$ and it is probably the in-tank type, so it's easy to change. My fuel pump started failing as well on my 89 Chrysler (very similar) and the symptoms were that the car would have trouble starting - finally it wouldn't start, period. I had to tow it to the nearest garage and have them change it, because I couldn't do it on the side of the road. As it turned out later, the new pump started behaving in the same way. The real problem? A 50 cent electrical plug connected to the fuel pump would disconnect thus causing the pump to stop responding. Basically, my old fuel pump was good and the mechanics ripped me off big time. Check your wiring on the pump before you change it, as this might be the problem (if indeed it is your fuel pump that causes all your trouble).
2nd Oct 2002, 11:13
I was reading one of the comments about the fuel pomp problem. Since I have the same problem on my 1992 Voyager, I was hoping someone could tell me which electrical plug was the problem.
16th Oct 2002, 15:12
The problem connector is located on top of the fuel tank and cannot be easily checked. The fuel tank must be removed to fix this problem. Most failures occur from an improper installation of the tank which can pinch the connector. This job can be tedious and if done at home, will require 2 or more people. Good luck!