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sflip09 06-14-2013 03:17 PM

Fuel pump rebuild kit
Does anybody know if there is a fuel pump rebuild or repair kit available for a 97 2.5? Every time I shut my engine off the fuel is returning back to the tank and is losing prime. I have to imagine an expensive fuel pump isn't the only solution.

tightlines 06-14-2013 03:37 PM

I am having the same issue with my 97 TJ 4.0. I hope you get some answers 'cause I could use the advice.

TJ4Jim 06-14-2013 04:27 PM

Considering that it is a complete PITA to pull the pump package I don't know that I would go there without replacing the entire unit. Kinda like people pulling a trans just to change out the throw out bearing.

toolmantim 06-14-2013 05:07 PM

honestly your probably not going to find a rebuild kit.

Most people don't even change their own oil.....and if your going to rebuild a electrical device that is submerged in gasoline you better know what your doing.

no market for a kit.

sflip09 06-14-2013 06:33 PM

Actually I just found a fuel pump module rebuild kit for Wrangler OEM fuel pumps. It's made by AC Delco part #19237645 for $40. It might be worth a try considering how much a new pump module cost.

s14sh3r 06-14-2013 07:20 PM

I didn't buy a complete module for mine, but I did go with the OE pump: Bosch. The pump itself was around 70 bucks from Advance Auto and the strainer was around 15, IIRC. I didn't replace the fuel pressure regulator, but it runs from around 80 - 130 depending on brand. I wouldn't put a cheap pump in, unless you want to take a chance of having to swap it out fairly soon.

sflip09 06-15-2013 03:48 PM

Were you having the same issue as me and if so did replacing the pump only resolve the issue?

s14sh3r 06-16-2013 07:27 PM


Originally Posted by sflip09 (Post 3863948)
Were you having the same issue as me and if so did replacing the pump only resolve the issue?

No, I had a short in the wiring harness going back to the fuel module. I replaced the pump before I figured it out.

Cameldog 06-17-2013 07:54 PM

Hope someone has an answer. My fuel pump wen tout. I replaced it and am now having the same issue.

PStov98TJ 06-17-2013 08:05 PM

Did you replace the fuel pump reservoir as well? I have the same problem of needing to crank twice essentially every time, and after a little research I found that people suggesting the fpr as the culprit. I haven't changed mine yet, however, I plan on doing it eventually.

apannone 06-17-2013 08:32 PM

I just replaced my pump assembly. I was having a similar issue with long, hard starts when cold. The reason for my lost pressure was a bad check valve in the fuel pressure regulator, which sits on top of the pump assembly. The check valve is what holds your pressure when you shut the engine down or, in our case, wasn't holding pressure and allowing the fuel to return to the tank. You could just replace the regulator ($70 on RockAuto) and it should correct the pressure issue. I decided that while I had the tank down I might as well change the entire assembly, and it now runs better than ever and starts up the first time, every time.

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