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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: Where are the fuel pump and fuel filter located?

 

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BeeWee, 3.1L V6, Federal Way, WA, February 25, 2013, 17:23
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Engine stalled. Went to get it and it started. I was suprised that it did. So I drove it home very slow mostly uphill. When I got home I turned it off and tried to restart it but it never did. I wasn't sure if it was fuel or electrical related so I opened up the plenum hose and poured some gas down it. It started and ran till the gas burnt up which was about 5-10 sec. So now I know it's fuel related,(99% sure that is), and not electrical. So this is why I would like to know the locations of the fuel pump and fuel filter. And hopefully they aren't in the gas tank. Thank you very much, BeeWee (Gerald).

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    goodguy February 25, 2013, 23:39
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    the fuel pump is in the tank and the filter should be on the left side on the fuel line

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    BeeWee, February 26, 2013, 09:14
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    Thanks much "goodguy"....... How about another question? Initally I thought my problem is either fuel related or electrical as I stated. But now that the pump is electrical it seems that my problem is both fuel and electrical! Boy can I pick em or what? I don't half step when it comes to a vehicle problem! Anyway my question is this. Is there a way to check the pump externially without removing it from the tank? I checked the relay(s) under the hood on the pass side by pulling the fuel pump one out and replacing it with the one next to it, which is identical. But no change. Is there another fuse box I don't know about? If there is I will check there next. If not I believe my next step would be to replace the fuel filter. Do you agree? Since it's would be the least expensive route to take it makes economical sense I would think to do this next. As long as it's a conventional filter and not an electrical type which I have seen in the past. Would you know this by chance? Oh, I did put 2 gallons of gas in the tank just to make sure I wasn't out of gas and that the guage had quit giving accurate readings. It did go up showing the increase in fuel but nothing changed that time when I attempted to start it. OK, well I guess thats about it for now. Any answers on these follow up questions would be greatly appreciated, and thanks again "goodguy" from "BeeWee"............

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    goodguy, February 26, 2013, 16:03
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    it would be the easiest way to go to replace the fuel flter to check the pump turn the key on and see if you can hear the pump coming on if not try hitting he fuel tank with a rubber hammer and check to see if you can hear the pump coming on

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