Fuel Problem - 2000 Sprinter 311

Kev283

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Hi guys, I've been running this Sprinter for 18 months without any major problem, until yesterday. It seems that I am not getting fuel up from the tank, I was told by a mechanic that it was the pump in the fuel tank, but I do not think this is the case. Before I go and purchase the main pump on the front of the engine, any suggestions as to what it could possibly be other than the pump? Or is there a test that I could do to clarify that the pump is the cause of the problem.
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Kevin
 
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I by-passed the fuel filter using a bottle full of diesel and it started fine, the pump was sucking it out from the bottle (So I thought the pump can't have seized). I went and got a new filter, started and got warm fine, just took it for a test run now and the same thing is happening. It stalls, EDC light comes on then it struggles to start, then the process repeats.
 

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Have you got any air leaks like perished o rings on the fuel system?

Is there a sepperate pump in the tank aswell as the fuel pump on the engine?
 


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