Try taking your fuel pump out and look at it to see if there is any physical damage.
Thank you! Will do!!!Try taking your fuel pump out and look at it to see if there is any physical damage.
Thank you. I have suspected the fuel pump was the issue, ever since the car "bottomed out"...but have delayed dropping the tank and replacing the pump, only because the tank dropping is such a pain in the ass. Was hoping someone might have a simpler suggestion. Have you ever heard of anyone who AFTER they dropped their gas tank, took the time to "cut an access hole" above the pump location in their trunk, in case there is ever a fuel pump issue in the future? It's mind boggling that Ford didn't see this as an option when they manufactured this car. Would have made life so much easier to access the fuel pump.Try taking your fuel pump out and look at it to see if there is any physical damage.
Not that I could see. No apparent dents or gouges.Was your tank dented after you hit the pothole?
Thanks! I am leaning that way myself, but just not thrilled about dropping the tank and all that is involved.The fuel pumps and fuel pump pickup placement is located close to the bottom of both OEM and aftermarket fuel tanks to allow using as much tank volume as possible for fueling. If the tank floor was distorted enough to hit the bottom of the fuel pumps but not dent and then return to a normal outward appearance you still may have damaged the pumps. In that situation, if the filtering socks were knocked off the bottom of the pumps or the pumps incurred mechanical damage you will need to remove them from the tank and make a determination as to any damage they may have sustained.