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Old 02-16-2015, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I have owned my 97 GT for over a year now and I've always wondered what the noise was coming from the rear end of the car when I turned the key into the "on" position. However, yesterday my car was running fine when I took my friend to run an errand. Before I left home, my car would not start, and that whining noise was not produced either. I have come to consensus that the whining noise was the fuel pump. Could it be possible that the fuel pump would go out on a simple drive? Or could it be something else? Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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Its the fuel pump you hear. If you don't hear it then its probably out.

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Hey guys, I have owned my 97 GT for over a year now and I've always wondered what the noise was coming from the rear end of the car when I turned the key into the "on" position. However, yesterday my car was running fine when I took my friend to run an errand. Before I left home, my car would not start, and that whining noise was not produced either. I have come to consensus that the whining noise was the fuel pump. Could it be possible that the fuel pump would go out on a simple drive? Or could it be something else? Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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Hey Raymen,

The whine you hear from the rear is indeed the fuel pump.

If you have been hearing the whine more and more and then all of a sudden it goes out along with the car, you most likely lost your fuel pump which is not uncommon at all! The car is almost 20 years old after all.

Luckily, it should be an easy fix which is as simple as swapping the fuel pump.

I would definitely recommend having this diagnosed at a shop just in-case but I am fairly confident that you simply need to replace your fuel pump.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions!

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There should be a fuel pump relay too. You should check that first before heading straight for replacing the pump. The one in my 88 GT went out and it was a cheap fix I could do easily myself.


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Old 02-17-2015, 06:42 PM   #5
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Is the fuel pump inside the tank or somewhere else??


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The fuel pump is inside the tank. Its rather easy to get to these and replace if situation dictates. I my self had a code for low fuel pressure at the fuel lines today. So now I get to try and figure out why in this wonderful weather we are having lol.
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Alright guys thanks for the help! I'll give you all, feedback and see if this was my problem
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Hey guys, I have owned my 97 GT for over a year now and I've always wondered what the noise was coming from the rear end of the car when I turned the key into the "on" position. However, yesterday my car was running fine when I took my friend to run an errand. Before I left home, my car would not start, and that whining noise was not produced either. I have come to consensus that the whining noise was the fuel pump. Could it be possible that the fuel pump would go out on a simple drive? Or could it be something else? Any help is appreciated, thanks!


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Its definitely the fuel pump. I could always here mine whining on my 2000 GT. They can go out at any time.
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I also have a 97 mustang gt and mine also whines like crazy


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Old 02-19-2015, 05:33 PM   #10
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So now that I changed the fuel pump (this was the problem as to why my car didn't start), the whining noise went away. It isn't as dramatic
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How hard was it to drop the tank and replace the pump ?


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Well the hardest part was to drop the tank. It was half way full... When it was off the car, we siphoned the gas as much as we could. Replacing the fuel pump was the easiest part. Took about 3-4 hours within two days because of short daylight hours.
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