In Tank Electric Fuel Pump Diagnosis And Replacement BMW 3 Series E46




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Dan Stone: Thanks for the video Car wouldn't start this morning bad pump. One thing I would change put the rubber gasket on the tank first pump slides in easier

Javier Castro: Awesome video!!! But how do I reset it so it reads the right amount of gas it has in the tank. Mine is a 2004 325i and the tank is full but its not reading it correctly...... I just had it changed today, the pump ai mean.....

Rachel Belanger: So my 2003 325i is having the same exact starting problem as yours did, so i did the voltage test you did, except mine read at about 4 volts. I'm pretty sure the problem is the fuel pump, but if you could tell me if you think it may be something else considering the voltage. Thank you, and your video is very helpful.. please reply when you can thanks

David Chastang: My '95 325is has been sitting for about 8 years. I just got a new battery and it is turning over but won't start. I'm not sure if the pump is working, didn't test it but I will now. I think it may be out of gas too. There wasn't much in the tank when I stopped driving it, I'm wondering if gas evaporates over time.

Juan Colome: great video - would this also apply to a 2002 325i ? I mean the fuel pump being in back seat ?

Ronnie Juhan: Hi, Is it necessary to buy a fuel pump with a leveling sensor?

Ana Guerrero: am i puting the pump in wrong if it keeps poping up 

86CJ74U2NV: Ed, You are freaking awesome! I knew my pump was out and was getting ready to drop the tank. Then I decided to eat some lunch and search for a video on it. Thank God I came across your video.

Sammy B: Thanks man it works was having hard time the mechanic was so slow and make me wait and ask me for so much money its working now thank you . if someone looking to fix it himself too (be sure pedal some gas after instaling it and look again on it some ruber if its not tight leaks out gas thats what happen to me i did take it out and tight the ruber again be sure you tight the ruber)

V0ree: Thank You so much EdzGarage! I just replaced fuel pump and I had a problem: installing the new one it does not fit exactly, the solution: remove rubber ring from the pump and push into the other rubber ring that surrounds the hole, so the pump's seal can stuck during installation.

Eugene Bruno: Hey, I just watched your video--which is very informative. I just learned something new. I have a problem, I purchased my 2003 BMW 325I (manual) 2yrs ago and it drove ok. But I have realized they hardly kept up with maintenance. But my problem is, my BMW does not drive like a BMW. It does not accelerate with power when I step on the gas; it feels like it struggles to move, like it drags. Basically, it does not move with power like BMW's are supposed to. What you guys know what is wrong with my BMW?

hamoda ali: thank you buddy you saved me $400 back in 2011 and it was my firs DIY, since that time I never been in a mechanic shop if so just to know which part is bad and go home and fix it , thanks again because you made me believe in my self and save my money , god bless you bro 

g3w3hr: Excellent video! I watched this and then successfully diagnosed and repaired my own fuel pump in my 2002 325i! You are a great man and this is a great video, kudos!

800lb Gorilla: I have an unusual issue on an e46 where the fuel gauge will read empty until the tank is around 7/8ths or 3/4ths, then it will read fine down to E. Fill up the tank and it'll remain at E until it burns back down to about 7/8ths. The pump in the car now was installed by a dealer, I haven't pulled it yet to see what happened but my best guess is there is something physically interfering with the level, or, the aftermarket pump isn't sending the right voltages for the gauge to display fuel level properly. Anybody encounter something like this before?

joe smith: FYI: This video does not apply to BMW's SULEV vehicles. These low-emission vehicles have a completely sealed metal gas tank and the fuel pump is sealed inside the tank. The only way to replace the fuel filter, is to replace the entire gas tank. BMW offers a 15 year, or 150,000 mile warranty on these vehicles' gas tanks. The dealers may tell you this warranty is only good in California, but that is not correct. The warranty covers ALL vehicles regardless of the state you reside. Go here for more info: http://chrisparente.com/2011/07/14/wisdom-of-the-crowd-saves-bmw-sulev-owner/ 

Michaela Sorenson: Is this the same for 2004 325i?

Zander Images: Ed, my mechanic gave me an estimate of $770 to replace my pump. I purchased the unit on Amazon for $115 with next day shipping. Add to that $80 for a two day car rental and $120 for a long distance tow and I saved about $455 SPECIFICALLY because of your well explained video. I really appreciate the assistance and the time you took to create this instructional video. -A huge fan in NJ. Note: The electrical jack slides back then pulls up. To put it back slide the bracket back again and then push it down. Then push the slider forward to lock.I had to watch the video again to get this right. Also, make sure you have clamps before you start the replacement. I could not reuse my clamps and had to run to the auto parts store. I used Autocraft 9/16"-5/8" Part #AC52F16V.

Chris Villarreal: Is it the same procedure on a 2004 bmw 325ci? 

charles dukes: Thanks for the video man Ur truly a life saver 

Jack Tompkins: Thanks for the video! made it really easy...

Allyson Myers: I have a '01 325i. When I try to fill the gas tank, after a few seconds gas comes pouring out from under the car. I can't find anything on the web about it. Can anyone help please? And the fuel gauge doesn't read full and the gas isn't overflowing out of the tank opening where you put the hose. Help?!

Rene G. Solis: I can't seem to get that pesky clamp off, how'd you guys get it off? I've been fighting it for an hour and it won't come off and I ended breaking the tip off. Thanks for all the help btw! 

platipus79: What was your meter set on, and what sockets in the connection did you plug it in to? Its a bit hard to tell from this vide, but its excellent none the less.

james duffy: Thank You!

Dustoff85: Question, I just paid $980 to replace pump and labor,I think I was just taken to the cleaners. What should this fix have cost me? I took it to Eurotech import car service thank u

Patrick Q: Bro, you just saved me about $1500 bucks at the dealer. I was having the same exact issue. Watched your video, did all the tests prior, no power to the pump. Checked fuse box, then pulled seat checked pump. Nothing. Called NAPA, $230 for new pump (here in Hawaii everything is a little more expensive). Followed video, straight running smooth again. Thanks bro!

Dustin Tate: That other wire the older model have wire the fuel pump side and the return I think its the fuel gauge. Great video thanks for showing me the access too the fuel tank

Lee Thorley: Excellent video.. many thanks

EliasTheHunter: My 02 325i is in this same situation! 150,000 miles, original pump. The stealership wanted $1,240. I spent $164 for the fuel pump and gasket. I'll get a filter/regulator when it's running again. Thanks for the tutorial!

Patrick Galvao: Very helpful video, I was having the same exact problem and fixed it myself for $70 thanks to your video 

tcphoto: I wish that mine went in as easily as yours. It's important to install the gasket first and then the fuel pump.

Abdullah Almatar: hello, I have x5 2007, I have this problem only with very cold weather, so If I put the car inside the garage then will start, but if I put the car outside just for 2 or 3 hours it will crank but no start. now in Arlington, Virginia the temperature is 27 degree, so the car will not start, even when the temperature 36 degree, will not start just cracking. I just change the battery. any suggestions please. 

Jacob S.: I can't believe how easy this was to do! Exactly as you said 145 bucks and an hour of my time.

Muhammad Shaheer: Hey man. Nice video. Need alittle advice, Since i changed the fuel pump on my E36 318i. After cold start running 10 to 15 kms, it starts smelling like fuel overflow in the engine (Coming in more then required) and also unstable idles. What would be the problem? How can i get it fixed? Any help would be appreciated

andygondorf: Thanks for your time to make and edit this video mate, I had to replace the fuel pump in my 2002 e46 316 touring, and you made my problem a lot clearer. I'd add that in the touring there are two wiring looms going into the fuel tank, the one on the right hand side (viewed from behind) is the pump, as in your case. Thanks again.

Christopher M: When I did the electric test at the fuel pump mine registered below 5 volts. Is that a problem? Thanks!

XIITURKIISHIIX: Thank you very much I too have thé same problem on my 320d 2003

Igor Parkman: Great video! Really helped me diagnose my fuel pump.

Darrell Wolfe: BTW: Thanks for the video! Helped a lot. 

Alan Temling: My fuel pump works but when it gets to below 1/4 tank I run out of petrol so in my case it seems to be the sender unit not the pump. Any help on replacing or diagnosing this or do I have to replace the pump?

Jeff Adkinson: A few things that I found that made it easier, the rubber sound barrier was already cut, on the back side of the pump (towards the trunk) there is a slot to put a flat head screwdriver in to help release the pump and I found it easier to install the rubber seal in the tank first and then put the pump in. I had trouble getting the pump in with the seal on it. 

Carol Lindberg: Wow - terrific video - thank you! My 2003 325i has right at 165K miles as well and I have owned it since 36K miles. The price for replacement is doable. Greatly appreciated !

briank9051: Huge help. I had same issue (bad fuel pump) and this was the fix for it. -2001 BMW 325ci Problem occurred at 100k miles

Ulf Sivertsen: Gents….didexactly what EdzGarage showed in this video – pleasant and easy to do! Few things need attention: • DO NOT try to start or turn the ignition on to check or listen to the old pump when it is demounted – the left hand side overflow pump will pump fuel through the pipes and into the car! • Remember to buy a clamp for 1,2 to 1,6mm, (for the rubber hose) if it not comes along with the pump. • The large o-ring that, secure the pump to the right place in the thank, must be easy to install and tighten up as showed in the video be aware of dust, rust and wear/deterioration. IMPORTANT: The sealing ring should be seated on the inside edge of the gas tank with the flat lip portion of the seal resting on top of the tank and the rest of the seal protruding inside the tank. Once the seal is properly in place the pump assembly can be slid the last couple inches into position with the last half inch giving a satisfying "thump" as the pump squeezes into place in the seal and the pump flange hits the seal and gas tank. It is easy-peasy to screw down the locking ring with the seal properly in place whereas it was almost impossible to do so with the seal fully outside the tank and getting squished between the tank and the pump flange Case: 2002 e46 330i, 182.000km (appx 110ts/m) the car went suddenly “dead” (funny enough on the gas station). Original spare part/fuel pump from BMW cost DKK 2.200,. BMW Labor cost per hour DKK 1.500, 2,5 hour + pump total cost appx DKK.5.900,-/1.100$ Europe OE-quality spare part DKK 873,-and 2,5 hours’ work (next time it will only take me 1 hour). Savings appx DKK 5.000,-/900$. Gentlemen - great thanks to this video, great thanks to EdzGarage. Ulfsiv, Denmark, March 2014

Darrell Wolfe: You know you forgot to tighten the fourth nut right? 

Michael Dias: Thanks very much 

james penn: Life saver.... I had a mechanic diagnose mines an he quoted me $500 from his garage on xmas eve so ummm that's not gonna happen then I found ur video the local discount parts store had it in stock for $114 it took me about 30 mins an I'm on the road again lol thx u saved Xmas 

Nikk Adams: Dealer quoted me $767..ill be using this video for sho

Laur Iordache: Thank You from the bottom of my heart. This video really helped me a lot.
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