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    Car died - I think fuel pump to blame but not sure

    Folks,

    My jag xtype 2.1 petrol v6 auto 2004 died the other day. Idled for a minute as I plugged my phone in to charge and then stalled. It's an auto so first time for this to happen. Started again but then died about 10 seconds later. On third try, started but only idled for about 1-2 seconds. Now won't start. Just turns over. Have a feeling it is fuel pump related. Mechanic said there was a smell of fuel and likely the pump was leaking as common fault on jags but would need to check next time car was in. Easy check to pull the seat and lift the rubber he said.
    Anyway, any other thoughts on what it could be and if it is the pump, what is the damage and how big a job. ?

    Thanks folks.
    Jaguar x type sport 2.1 v6 petrol 2004 - based in Hong Kong now

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    removed as its not for a 2.1 petrol and dont want to mislead other members
    Last edited by bugsb; 12-02-19 at 11:59.
    2005 x type 2.0D estate sport in black

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    The youtube video is of an (2.5/3.0 AWD) tank. The 2.1 FWD has a different shaped tank and the pump looks as though it could be in a slightly different place?

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    have to admit if the pump was not under the inspection cover, i would look at dropping the tank dont like the thought of cutting bit out unless no other way
    2005 x type 2.0D estate sport in black

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    most likely pump ...lot easier to get it from under the rear seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguaruk View Post
    most likely pump ...lot easier to get it from under the rear seat
    Sounds like the fuel pump although I have no experience with the 2.1 as Im in the United States and the only models exported were the 2.5/3.0 liter petrol cars. Do you know when the fuel filter was last replaced. If its in the same place as the 2.5/3.0 (under the rear end of the car) its not the most pleasant thing to replace and hence often goes unserviced for too long a time. A badly clogged filter can exhibit similar symptoms to a failing/failed fuel pump.

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    I'd be looking at the filter too, but if there was a smell of fuel, that kind of presumes no spark? I don't suppose you have access to a code reader? Usually first step.

    I do know from experience that even a simple thing such as having very little fuel in the tank and the car being parked on a hill can create problems due to the shape of the tank.
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    the 2.1 petrol tank pump is under the big rubber bung under the rear seat. no need to drop tank or cut a hole.

    the 2.1 has a pressure relief valve to maintain pressure so the pump runs all the time, you can try measuring the 12v feed to check the relay has operated, or giving the bottom of the tank a thump to see if the pump restarts.

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    the 2.1 petrol tank pump is under the big rubber bung under the rear seat. no need to drop tank or cut a hole.<br><br>
    the 2.1 has a pressure relief valve to maintain pressure so the pump runs all the time, you can try measuring the 12v feed to check the relay has operated, or giving the bottom of the tank a thump to see if the pump restarts.

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    Waiting on garages opening here. It's Chinese New Year in Hong Kong so essentially in shutdown for last week and they week. Biggest holiday celebration of the year so no chance to get anything looked at until then.

    Bummer !

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