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'96 Saturn SC2 fuel pump stuck. #5340423 02/03/20 10:34 PM
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10 month old Bosch fuel pump, I believe. Only about 3 hours run time. i have it parked at work. The last time that I let it sit, I banged the tank a little and the pump loosened. This time I let it sit for a few months and It stuck. I banged the tank a lot and nothing. I 'm guessing the gas gummed up the rotor. Can I add a strong dose of an additive to loosen up pump? I don't want to go through the hassle of dropping tank again. Thanks.


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Re: '96 Saturn SC2 fuel pump stuck. [Re: daves66nova] #5340436 02/03/20 10:59 PM
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It's done & will most likely cause issues from now on.


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Re: '96 Saturn SC2 fuel pump stuck. [Re: daves66nova] #5340445 02/03/20 11:23 PM
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Ethanol-laced gas gummed up the pump from sitting, pump damaged itself internally (by trying to turn when it was stuck) and is now suspect. Replace the pump and Stabil/Startron the fuel when the vehicle is going to sit, or better yet start and drive it every week.

Re: '96 Saturn SC2 fuel pump stuck. [Re: daves66nova] #5340520 02/04/20 05:23 AM
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You got a defective pump. The gas had nothing to do with it. Cars sit a lot longer without having fuel pump problems. Get a new one under warranty.

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^AK & I agree on something! Take it back & get another one under warranty-you did the job once already, you should know all the shortcuts to changing it. If you keep the gas tank full, there'll be less condensation to cause problems.


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Originally Posted by atikovi
You got a defective pump. The gas had nothing to do with it. Cars sit a lot longer without having fuel pump problems. Get a new one under warranty.


I have seen aftermarket pumps get gummed up after sitting just a couple months - it depends on how much fuel was in the tank, etc.

Either way - if it wasn't defective before, it is now and it has to be replaced.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
You got a defective pump. The gas had nothing to do with it. Cars sit a lot longer without having fuel pump problems. Get a new one under warranty.

I let a car sit for 3 years, fuel pump and everything else was fine.


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Originally Posted by atikovi
You got a defective pump. The gas had nothing to do with it. Cars sit a lot longer without having fuel pump problems. Get a new one under warranty.

I let a car sit for 3 years, fuel pump and everything else was fine.


Same here for much longer than that.

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