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    astra 1.7td Fuel pump problems

    Car was cutting out when warm and engine management light coming on. Taken it to garage and chap said its fuel pump problem and could cost up to a grand !!! Is this correct ??

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    Pumps are not cheap and unfortunatly beyond the fix of DIY. This chap at the garage could very well be right altough a grand sounds a bit steep. You don't say what tests have been carried out, if I were you I would want to receive a quote in detail which clearly states the problem and confirmation that all the other fuel related components have been checked and are in good working order.
    Shop around you may well get a better deal, but if it is the pump thats defective, there is no cheap option. Try somewhere that specialises in deisel vehicles. I have used A to Z fuel injectors in Hayes/Southall area Middx they are based on a small industrial estate; I dont know where you live but try to track similar operations in your area. These type of operations have all the right gear to fully test all aspecs of your fuel system ie Pump Stan to check injector pattern. A lot of normal garages take on the work then sub out to just the sort of operation that I describe. (See problems bbb had under Glow plugs wont light up check out the people doing the work). Whatever you do don't be too quick to condmn the pump.

    Did you try replacing the sensor you mentioned in your other posting? If your sensors are reading incorrectly (which there are many) your ECU can't handle the conflicts and trys to average things out which causes your engine to run erraciacly. Be systematic in your aproach try to rule out as much as you can yourself and you may nail the problem down without burning a big hole in your pocket, also check for fuel leaks and take out your glow plugs to check their condition and if need be your injectors and have the spray pattern tested. Check condition of all relay and sensor connections. Is your temp guage reading in normal range if not consider replacing the radiator thermostat.

    Good luck.

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    i had a similar thing when i had the same car a few years back. Went to dealer and was flagging up an error, warning light came on etc. Was told it was either a dodgy fuel pump or dodgy injectors,both of which aint cheap. I put mine straight through an auction and got back what i could for it mate, it just wasnt economical for me to change both of them.
    Astra mk3 1.7D - Now starting slightly better

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    Thanks for the info
    I'm having the temp sensor changed 1st as the chap at the garage has suggested there is a number of faults arising and from his experience he also suggested it could actually be a case of overloading the ECU. So fingers crossed.

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