what would cause the push rod in the fuel pump to bend??????? thanks

65

Asked by Apr 01, 2012 at 07:09 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

had a new fuel pump put in and if was fine for a while and them yesterday it would not start i check the
fuel line all the way to the pump and had gas so i pulled the pump and i could not remove the push rod
easily. when i did get it out it was bent any help as to why??? thanks,

2 Answers

2,655

I would say that the pump seizesing is the most likely cause or the push rod itself, with the pump and pushrod removed, remove the spark plugs and check that the engine can be turned by hand freely, check for the presence of oil around the pushrod hole and finally gently rest a cross head screwdriver in the pushrod hole and slowly turn the engine by hand, the screwdriver should rise and fall ( only a small amount of movement will be noticed - 10 to 20mm ) . I f this is the case then the fault is probably due to a seized pump either the lever arm failure or a valve failure causing the pump to hydraulicly lock.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15

what vehicle is this happening on?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,480
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,380
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
1,179 Great Deals out of 66,806 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Mustang
716 Great Deals out of 38,848 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Passat
245 Great Deals out of 21,298 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Corolla
1,401 Great Deals out of 69,171 listings starting at $988
Used Fiat 500
166 Great Deals out of 7,183 listings starting at $3,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
1,403 listings starting at $15,399
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 1,071 listings starting at $12,496
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 838 listings starting at $9,417
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 557 listings starting at $8,990
2013 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,197 listings starting at $6,995