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Old 09-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Fleetwood bounder fuel pump

I'm new to this 1998 fleetwood Bounder. I'm thinking that the fuel pump is going bad or maybe the fuel pump relay! The RV will run great for about an hour and then it will quite. I put a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel injection rail and the gauge would drop to about 7 pounds. If I would wait a minute it will start up and run fine for a couple of minutes and soon not at all. Has anyone had this problem. Does anyone know where the fuel pump relay is located? Is it possible the problem is the relay?
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My thought is, if the pump is working and then cutting out, it's not a relay. Relays usually are not the problem. I am also thinking 7psi sounds really low. I am thinking it should be around 20-40 psi. Sounds like your pump is going out. But to answer your question about finding the relay. It should be located under the hood in the factory fuse/relay box. You'll have to check your owner's manual for the exact slot or download it online to find the slot #.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:42 PM   #3
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It could be your fuel filter. When you first start it, can you rev up the engine, if you can't then it is usually the filter not allowing enough gas through. I will usually idle OK when the filter is going out but after awhile it just chokes out because of no fuel. Even if you determine that it is the pump after changing the fuel filter nothing is lost because you should always change you filter when you replace the pump.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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Welcome to irv2. What chassis is your Bounder on ( Ford or Workhorse ) ?
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on the new to you rig. A little more info would be helpful. Engine manufacturer, engine model, HP rating; also, chassis manufacturer. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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I had this problem as well, yes it is the fuel pump, trouble finding a replacement. Any thoughts?
Mine is a 97 Chevy engine 454 injected.
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What chassis is your Bounder built on.

Yes, it could be a relay, thats a good place to start the test.
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What chassis is your Bounder built on.

Yes, it could be a relay, thats a good place to start the test.
Mine was Chevy, now workhorse, trying to find new pump hanger aka sender. Chey does not carry them, Workhorse does but said it was $650.00 just for the sender. ( No pump) I asked was this unit gold plated, he said no, so I told him at that price it had to be gold plated or I didn't want it. My old one was damaged one tube crimped and cracked. I can still get a hose on it an clamp. But noticed under the lid where wires came through,the pins looked corroded and loose. I pulled the pin receiver tubes out of the plastic holder and individually soldiered the wires together. This was then encased in a big wad of "Plumbers Goop"
My unit initially would start then die. I had to bang on the tank with a hammer then it would start might run 10 miles might run 500. But it usually required beating on the tank to get it to run. Weird...! So we are camped here for a few years. And I and a friend decided to pull the tank. But one has to drop the rear leveler Jack's first. Ten rusted bolts on each side. Took us almost three weeks to get them all off. And two cans of PBBlaster. I could go into detail on this but they came off.
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[QUOTE=Demascus49;3662652]Mine was Chevy, now workhorse, trying to find new pump hanger aka sender. Chey does not carry them, Workhorse does but said it was $650.00 just for the sender. ( No pump) I asked was this unit gold plated, he said no, so I told him at that price it had to be gold plated or I didn't want it. My old one was damaged one tube crimped and cracked. I can still get a hose on it an clamp. But noticed under the lid where wires came through,the pins looked corroded and loose. I pulled the pin receiver tubes out of the plastic holder and individually soldiered the wires together. This was then encased in a big wad of "Plumbers Goop"
My unit initially would start then die. I had to bang on the tank with a hammer then it would start might run 10 miles might run 500. But it usually required beating on the tank to get it to run. Weird...! So we are camped here for a few years. And I and a friend decided to pull the tank. But one has to drop the rear leveler Jack's first. Ten rusted bolts on each side. Took us almost three weeks to get them all off. And two cans of PBBlaster. I could go into detail on this but they came off. First replacement was too short, tank came out again. ( Much faster this time). Put old hanger/sender back in but as I said it only ran three mins and died. No fuel up in the rail, no pressure. Engine cranks, spark, no fuel. So tank comes out now for the third time. Am told O'REILLY'S, can get me a sender. Find out tomorrow. In the mean time I did those repairs in case they can't get me one. My frustrations level is very high.
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my old 98 pursuit acted up on our trip in Alaska . it would run for awhile and die. I found a shop in Canada that pulled the tank down and replace the pump. what I saw on the old pumps 2 filters was a white powder that was clogging the flow. the pump ran fine but I was leary of reusing it plus I already haad received a new pump from rock auto, and after we put it in, it ran like a champ for the remaining trip home oif 1100 miles.
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