To answer your inquiry, when the original fuel pump died I took it to the mechanic and he bought the fuel pump from his supplier (I believe autozone) and he also installed it. 7 months later that fuel pump died and I took it back to the same mechanic, he said the part was warrantied but not the labor. He also replaced the Fuel pump relay. Once again he received the parts from Autozone. He charged me for that labor upwards of ~$200. Anyway, like clockwork it’s been about 7-9 months since then and today I tried to start my car and it did the exact same things that occurred the last 2 times my car died due to the fuelpump, when I turn the key the starter works, but chugs and dies. It sounds starved for fuel.
So yes in theory this third failure hasn’t been confirmed yet by a certified professional but I’m betting all in that it’s the fuel pump again, to clarify my inquiry isn’t about diagnosing if it is for sure the fuel pump, my inquiry is in the likely event that it is the fuel pump again, what could cause a fuel pump to die 3 times in 2 years even after a fuel pump relay has been replaced.
Before I take it in to the same mechanic I just wanted to understand what I’m dealing with here.
From what I understand right now from your post it’s possible that the mechanic has bought some cheap parts and maybe he’s being shady not covering labor in the warranty?
The list I have right now from yourself and other’s replies…
Sand/Grit in gasoline
Running engine with near empty gas tank
Fuel pump relay
fuel pump filter
electric wire connections
Now that I’ve clarified a bit, is there anything that I can add to this list?
Once again thank you for helping