Fuel Pump in 92 Plymouth Grand Voyager


#1

My van isn’t getting enough gas to stay cranked - so we think the fuel pump is shot. Dumb question: where exactly is it located - and how hard will it be to fix? Would it be better to just have it towed to the shop instead of trying “DIY” repair?

Thanks so much.


#2

the fuel pump is an electric unit located inside the gas tank. You need to remove the tank from the car to get to it.


#3

That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure about it. Thanks so much for the quick reply.


#4

What went unmentioned in the previous answer was that even if you could safely drain the tank, a fuel pump replacement is dangerous. It requires knocking out a locking ring. This has to be done by someone trained to do it right, or any sparks created can (and will) ignite fuel vapors trapped in the tank, causing a powerful flash, and possibly a sustained fire, or if the vapor concentrations are strong enough, an explosion.

Leave this one to the shop.

-Matt