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Old 06-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by scrace View Post
Any explanation as to why it fails at this certain milage? I have a hard time throwing money into parts just because, without have some fundamental reason why they are all failing.

It seems a bit paranoid, because if I'm going to keep a spare fuel pump in my car, why not the whole cooling system, etc.
Well a fuel pump is a basically a electric motor and they do burn out with age like any motor. The bushings wear inside the motor and they lose contact with armature or a burnt armature. End result is a failed fuel pump.
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