Fuel Pump Going Bad?
This just started today. It's a 1995 D90 ST with 82k miles. I haven't messed with anything mechanical in the last few weeks, been running great. Has about 1/4 tank of gas in it. I've been searching but everything seems to be about a truck that just won't start and mine will eventually.
Drove the truck this AM- less than a mile, sat for 45 minutes, drive home less than a mile. Truck sat for 2-3 hours. Got in it to move it- wouldn't start. Battery, electrical seemed fine, wanted to turn over just didn't seem to have enough fuel. Background noise prevented me from hearing the fuel pump. Left it alone for a few hours. Came back, still couldn't hear the pump with the key one. Removed and replaced the fuel pump fuse. Took a few tries, turned over, drove it 5 feet, turned it off wouldn't start again. Let it sit a few hours.
Came back to it, wouldn't turn over still seemed like a fuel issue. Let the key sit on for a few seconds and then it started. Drove it around the block- ran great, idled fine, pulled into the garage, double checked all the fuses again, and the relays.
Now it starts fine- a little hesitation for a split second but it's started twice in a row. Can't seem to hear the fuel pump before it starts but don't know if that is because of the chimes being loud with the key in the on position.
Will the fuel pump die slowy or just keel over? How often should the fuel filter be changed?
------ Follow up post added March 20th, 2010 07:16 PM ------
Just took it out again and when I shut it down it wouldn't start again. Left the key on and then in a few minutes it turned over.
Seems to be an intermittent fuel issue based on everything else working properly. Would this be the fuel pump or the fuel filter?