universal electric fuel pump

Asked by Aug 24, 2016 at 06:46 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: General

My fuel pump went out so for TEMPORARY (since my car is stuck out
of town and I'm broke) I got a universal electric fuel pump. I hooked it
up and charged the battery to the car but when I connect the battery
cables the fuel pump runs ans won't stop. Why and how do I fix it

3 Answers

28,045

If this an inline fuel pump? How are you wiring it in? Are you connecting to the existing fuel pump's harness? If you wired it direct, then of course it will just run and run, Needs to be part of the fuel pump's existing circuit. Not a fan of universal in-line pumps as they are usually just problematic, and you still have the old pump in the tank restricting the fuel line (most require the removal of the old pump). I think this is a case of a short-cut taking longer and costing more than doing it right the first time.

It says its for carburetor. Mine is fuel injected. Ugh the guy at auto zone said it depended on the fuel pressure so it should work but I can't get it to stop running when the battery is connected or to start my car

28,045

Do you mean you it wont turn off when engine is not running? Also check the universal fuel pumps fuel pressure rating - most are 10 to 15psi, well below the 50psi minimum your car needs.

Your Answer

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,574 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,750.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    4,460
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,070
  • #3
    munron
    Reputation
    2,490
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
548 Great Deals out of 35,122 listings starting at $990
Used Pontiac Bonneville
473 listings starting at $3,499
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
9 Great Deals out of 1,233 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet Camaro
474 Great Deals out of 31,753 listings starting at $1,450
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,031 listings
Used Ford Mustang
568 Great Deals out of 36,992 listings starting at $2,595
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,070 Great Deals out of 63,654 listings starting at $880
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 767 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Maxima
310 Great Deals out of 22,421 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
61 listings starting at $2,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.