what does a "fuel vent which makes the gas pump lock up" on a 1995 Chevy S-10 mean and does anyone know how to fix this?


Asked by Jun 28, 2016 at 11:02 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

looking for help for I was told that our fuel vent is causing the pump to lock up. but I have no Idea what this means and how to fix it.

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They might be referring to the tank venting system, if it stops working the tank will develop a vacuum on it and then if the vacuum is high enough the fuel pump can't pull fuel, there is a slight vacuum on the tank when the engine is running but it is regulated. If the fuel pump is actually locking up then you have a bad fuel pump.

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