Why does my fuel pump keep going out on my 1981 VW pickup

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Asked by Aug 01, 2015 at 03:55 PM about the 1981 Volkswagen Caddy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I got my pickup it had been sitting in the weeds for about two years. I took the fuel
tank down cleaned it out and put that expensive fuel tank liner in. I installed a new fuel
pump, replaced both fuel filters, and ran Sea Foam through it. About two weeks afterword,
I was installing another fuel pump. This is the third pump that I am on now and it has
lasted only three days. Can someone please give some advice or info?

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I agree with Jim, also there may other contamination in the fuel system.

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I know that there is power to the fuel pump, because it is still running. But it makes all kinds of funny noises and there is no pressure at the injectors.

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DASH BOARD CONTROL PANEL PROBLEM. LITTLE BALCK BOX LIKE ON THE FUSE PANEL OF MODERN CARS WITH THE BLADE FUSES. THEESE ARE ALSO ON THE WIRING HARNES OF THE 82 RABBIT TRUCK I HAVE AT LEAST ONE ON MY DIESEL FOR THE GLOW PLUG SOLENOID. OR SOME OTHER PART OF THE DASH BOARD. FIND OUT WHATS BEEPING UNDER THERE. USE 'ASK THE EXPERT '; ONLINE FOR 15 BUCKS THATS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET AN ANSWER. . THE PUMPS DOING WIERD THINGS BECAUS THE CARS ELECTRONICS ARNT RIGHT. PROBABLY TO OLD A MODEL FOR THE ELECTRONICS TO BE ALARMING BAD CONDITION IN THE COMPONENTS BUT YOU NEVER KNOW ABOUT AUTO ELECTRONICS OF THE ANCIENT ERA. REMEMBER THAY DID GET PEOPLE THE MOON WITH THAT STUFF!

MAYBY THE LINES ARE SUPER VARNISHED / CARBERATOR CLEANER OR LOTS OF STP

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