how can i check fuel pump on 1996 chevy lumina

Asked by Apr 12, 2015 at 02:12 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

seem like not getting fuel it starts up with starting fluid but cant on itsw own cant seem
tyo find fuel pump pls help lost car been sitting for 2 years in garage only 22000 miles
used to run fine put new fuel in

2 Answers


the fuel pump is in the fuel tank. when you turn the key to the on position, without starting the car, you should be able to hear the fuel pump cycle for a few seconds. if not, check the fuses and relays associated with it. if they are good, have the fuel pressure tested.

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After being parked for 2 years if the tank was nearly empty when you parked it the gas has most likely turned to varnish by now. Varnish is a sticky, gooey mess that will gum up everything in the fuel system. HTH. -Jim

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