Anyone else have a noisy electric fuel pump?

SouthBostonFJ40

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My fuel pump is noisy. It will run when the key is turned and after start up for at least 30 seconds and sometimes up to a minute. Then I notice it when I am idling. The sound is a loud clicking or tapping. Is this normal?
 
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Mine is loud as well. You have to put some cushion between the pump and the mounting surface. It does not bother me too much, as I have not fixed it yet.

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make sure it is isolated or it will be noisy, also when theres low fuel going through them they get louder. also if its a cheapo pump i notice they tend to be a little louder than a nicer one. lots of different reasons it could be loud
 
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It seems that all electric fuel pumps are noisy other than the in-tank pumps. The reciprocating pumps tend to tap or click as you described, while the rotary pumps emit a high pitched whine. I only notice mine when idling and when I turn on the key prior to ignition, after that the noise is drowned out by all those other lovely FJ40 sounds.
 

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Mine was originally bolted to the frame. It's now isolated by four rubbber insolators. I still hear it, but it's much better. I have the whiny type.
 

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