Greg Abate: Very helpful! I'm only reading about 6 volts from the fuel pump connection
(battery is charged and reading 14v). Pump is new and car still won't
start. Wondering if it has something to do with this low voltage reading.
Juan Colome: great video - would this also apply to a 2002 325i ? I mean the fuel pump
being in back seat ?
Ed Mathews: I just had the dealer do this on my 2003 325i. Cost was a thousand dollars.
What a rip off. I was so done with that car that I sold it right after
that. I handle most of my repairs myself, but I did not diagnose the fuel
pump issue, and felt stupid after they told me what it was.
4272005: Didn't you miss a nut on the fuel pump cover ?
David Girond: Hello from Spain, great video and very well explained..Thanks a lot.
I need Help on my BMW x5 3.0i Aut. 231cv (2003), the gas needle is always
in reserve, i filled the tank to see if the needle moves and nothing at
all. What can i do ? please!!!
Ive looked under the back seet and cables are ok.
Thankyou ever so much..appriciate the future help...
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.
Rumplemenz: Thank you bmw. Finally i get to replace a fuel pump without having to drop
the gas tank..!! Thanks for the vid. I am tackling this job in next few
Ellen Cosgrove-Cuneo: Thanks so much very helpful!!!
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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
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
Eugene Bruno: Hey, I just watched your video--which is very informative. I just learned
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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
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.
Jack Tompkins: Thanks for the video! made it really easy...
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
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, $230 for new pump (here in Hawaii everything is a little more
expensive). Followed video, straight running smooth again. Thanks bro!
Dustin Tate: That other wire the older model have wire the fuel pump side and the return
I think its the fuel gauge. Great video thanks for showing me the access
too the fuel tank
Lee Thorley: Excellent video.. many thanks
Ulf Sivertsen: Gents….didexactly what EdzGarage showed in this video – pleasant and easy
Few things need attention:
• DO NOT try to start or turn the ignition on to check or listen to the old
pump when it is demounted – the left hand side overflow pump will pump fuel
through the pipes and into the car!
• Remember to buy a clamp for 1,2 to 1,6mm, (for the rubber hose) if it not
comes along with the pump.
• The large o-ring that, secure the pump to the right place in the thank,
must be easy to install and tighten up as showed in the video be aware of
dust, rust and wear/deterioration.
IMPORTANT: The sealing ring should be seated on the inside edge of the gas
tank with the flat lip portion of the seal resting on top of the tank and
the rest of the seal protruding inside the tank.
Once the seal is properly in place the pump assembly can be slid the last
couple inches into position with the last half inch giving a satisfying
"thump" as the pump squeezes into place in the seal and the pump flange
hits the seal and gas tank. It is easy-peasy to screw down the locking ring
with the seal properly in place whereas it was almost impossible to do so
with the seal fully outside the tank and getting squished between the tank
and the pump flange
Case: 2002 e46 330i, 182.000km (appx 110ts/m) the car went suddenly “dead”
(funny enough on the gas station).
Original spare part/fuel pump from BMW cost DKK 2.200,. BMW Labor cost per
hour DKK 1.500,
2,5 hour + pump total cost appx DKK.5.900,-/1.100$
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?
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.
Christopher M: When I did the electric test at the fuel pump mine registered below 5
volts. Is that a problem? Thanks!
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
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.