Report: Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure
Chevrolet Camaro Problem
Engines Affected: 3.1L V6, 3.8L V6, 5.0L V8
Average Mileage: 136,652 mi (37,000 mi - 198,000 mi)
Visitor, 1990 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.1L V6, 160,000 mi
first day start up runs great when i go to turn off the engine and try to restart it it cranks but will not fire.
Went to work one day, everything was fine. When I was leaving, all of a sudden my car wouldn't start. It would turn over but wouldn't start. Ended up having to tow it to my mechanic's and it turns out it was the fuel pump. I was told the fuel pump for Camaros is usually at 45-55psi and mine was at 20!!! No wonder it didn't start. Got it replaced today and it's good as new... and if not, the part has warranty and my guy's willing to fix it til it works.
Looking back, a month or so ago, I was pumping gas and I noticed this strange liquid leaking from the rear tire on the driver's side area, kind of where I was putting gas (I now know that is where my fuel pump is), but I dismissed it cause I thought I had just put the nozzle in wrong and I was leaking gas or something. Maybe that was a warning sign, but my mechanic said they just randomly fail. He said it's a big moneymaker for GM.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.8L V6, 37,000 mi
Fuel pump failed.