I would change the filter first. They are notorious for fouling. A plugged filter will make the pump whine.
After I came home from work today and parked my car in the garage, I went back out to back it out and it wouldn't start fully. when I turned the ignition it started for a few seconds, but she wouldn't respond to throttle at all. I realigned the throttle body thinking that would be it the problem. Well it didn't work. I then pulled the plate off the fuel pump bay in the trunk and disconnected the power connection to the pump itself and plugged it back in. Also TAPPED the top of the fuel pump assembly about 4 times, not to hard. Just a normal tap. Went to check it again and finally heard the pump whine in the ON position. Car started fine and drove fine. Question is.......
Since I tapped the pump and it started probably from that, is the pump going bad?
Should I wait for a few hours to see if the pump will whine again to see if the car will start?
(there was still fuel in the system even after trying to start it and it died about 4 times.)
If the pump was bad, would tapping it make it start again?
Sorry about all the silly questions, just would like someones input because I disconnected the power and tapped it at the same time instead of doing it separately.
I put a new fuel filter on about 2k miles ago. I haven't had any issues today with it, but I was just seeing about input on this, to see if I need to shell out the 400 on a new pump. If thats the case... Its getting fixed then shes going up for sale. Pretty much everything has been replaced on this car it seems like.
I havent had any problems since the post started. I know that living in TEXAS makes these cars overwork on some components.
I replaced my filter also about 10k ago, I know that you need to change them every 30k. When I took mine out and replaced it I was around 100k so that means it pretty much went through hell and back on the filter since it was factory.