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Old 09-21-2014, 08:44 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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Old 09-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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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, 03:42 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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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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