Fuel pump funeral?
I should start this with a little history. My fuel pump has always made a humming noise behind the passenger seat, sometimes the pitch would change a little too. About two weeks ago I was driving down the road with my wife, we hit a bump and the car started to sputter. It was still running, just no power. I pulled over and noticed the fuel pressure light on. Shut the car off, turned the key back to "start" and did not hear the normal noise of the fuel pump (uh oh). We were not pulled over for 60 seconds and my wife is on the phone calling for a ride (still not sure if the ride was for both of us). I twisted the fuel pump fuse and poked at a couple other things and badda-bing the fuel pump kicks on and we are on the way. (she called back to cancel the ride)
Today was an unusually bad car day. It started with me dropping my 2002 Chevy 2500HD pickup off to have the squeeky brakes looked at. Rode my bike back home and got ready for work. Drove the Alfa to work, went over the same **** bump and the car starts to sputter again (COME ON!!) So I pull over in the same spot as two weeks ago and go through the same song and dance, no luck. The car will start and barly run, I guess it is running on the in-tank pump. So I had it towed home. It is raining now so I will wait until tomorrow to check all the connections, but my guess is the fuel pump is dead. In doing a little checking before the rain I discovered the intertia switch was popped (problem solved you say??) nope, I guess it was by-passed by the P.O. I took it out and disassembled it and cleaned everything. I will un-by-pass it after I get the fuel pump figured out.
Any thoughts of suggestions are always appreciated. Oh yeah, the truck needed all new brakes and rotors and had a leaking axel seal and frozen parking brake--$950 OUCH! Add another $185 for new fuel pump and that makes for a pretty crappy car day. Beer anyone?!!