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Old 08-23-2010, 01:39 PM
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Fuel Filter/Fuel Pump & Turn Signals

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I too am in the crowd of people with bogging problems under acceleration. But something dawned on me today and I want opinions. I have an H22A swap, with about 50k miles on it, the EGR has been cleaned 3 times, the FITV and IACV are both working properly.

Now at first I couldn't figure out what was causing this issue, because it is somewhat random, but today I noticed something because I have been really broke lately (starting college) and I can bike everywhere so putting gas in my car was not a priority, when I am low on fuel (<1/4 tank left) it bogs, all the time. I also realized that the body of my car has 200k miles on it and I am about 95% sure the fuel filter/pump are original.

Turn Signals:
A few days ago my turn signals just stopped working, the switch on the steering column I believe is the culprit. I think this because when I turn the hazards on, all the turn signals flash, even the lights on the gauge cluster come on. But when I flip the turn signal thing up or down, lights on the outside nor the lights on the cluster come on.

So I am wondering if a clogged fuel filter/dying fuel pump could be my problem? Also what do you think about the turn signal problem? I am planning a trip home one weekend soon from college to fix this stuff, and if I could just do it all at once that would be great, I have enough tools to do the fuel pump/filter but my dad has the tool for taking off steering wheels plus I don't want to mess anything up.
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Re: Fuel Filter/Fuel Pump & Turn Signals

as far as the fuel problem is concerned i would try changing the fuel filter first to see if that fixes it before you go and start messing with the pump.

as for the turn signals, it does sound like its the column switch. and fyi you don't need any special tools to take the steering wheel off. its just a big nut, 19mm i believe, then you just pull it off. i didn't even have to struggle with mine. just make sure you follow the manual on how to disconnect the airbag.
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Re: Fuel Filter/Fuel Pump & Turn Signals

you dont need to take the steering wheel off to get to the switch?

dose you head lights work?

i looked at a wring diagram for your car, the turn signals have their own fuse and the

hazard light has its own fuse. so if you turn signal fuse is blown , it could cause it not to

work, but still allow your hazards to work. i would check the fuse first...its a 10 Amp

fuse inside the car fuse box.
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as for the turn signals, it does sound like its the column switch.

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you dont need to take the steering wheel off to get to the switch?

dose you head lights work?

i looked at a wring diagram for your car, the turn signals have their own fuse and the

hazard light has its own fuse. so if you turn signal fuse is blown , it could cause it not to

work, but still allow your hazards to work. i would check the fuse first...its a 10 Amp

fuse inside the car fuse box.
The reason I believe its the switch is because it was intermittent for a while, if it was a blown fuse, it would have just stopped working. The headlights work, but I believe it has something to do with the up and down portion of that switch because sometimes it would work if I held it up/down with more pressure.

I already removed the two plastic covers around the switch, and I couldnt see all the screws to remove the switch because the steering wheel, and its just a real pita to work around, so I might as well take it off when changing the switch.
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Re: Fuel Filter/Fuel Pump & Turn Signals

the filter is rather easy to do. you just need a stubby wrench for the bottom bolt. you can pick up an altrom brand filter at napa for like 9 bucks they work great.
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The reason I believe its the switch is because it was intermittent for a while, if it was a blown fuse, it would have just stopped working. The headlights work, but I believe it has something to do with the up and down portion of that switch because sometimes it would work if I held it up/down with more pressure.

I already removed the two plastic covers around the switch, and I couldnt see all the screws to remove the switch because the steering wheel, and its just a real pita to work around, so I might as well take it off when changing the switch.
according to the manual, its two screws holding it in place, it says after you remove the cover, you can take the switch out by truing the wheel to the left and should be able to get to the screws.

i know its easier with the steering wheel out, but when you go to put back, even if its 1 tooth off it could set of the air bag cause of the clock spring.
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according to the manual, its two screws holding it in place, it says after you remove the cover, you can take the switch out by truing the wheel to the left and should be able to get to the screws.

i know its easier with the steering wheel out, but when you go to put back, even if its 1 tooth off it could set of the air bag cause of the clock spring.
hmm i didnt think of that. thanks
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Re: Fuel Filter/Fuel Pump & Turn Signals

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Fuel:
I too am in the crowd of people with bogging problems under acceleration. But something dawned on me today and I want opinions. I have an H22A swap, with about 50k miles on it, the EGR has been cleaned 3 times, the FITV and IACV are both working properly.

Now at first I couldn't figure out what was causing this issue, because it is somewhat random, but today I noticed something because I have been really broke lately (starting college) and I can bike everywhere so putting gas in my car was not a priority, when I am low on fuel (<1/4 tank left) it bogs, all the time. I also realized that the body of my car has 200k miles on it and I am about 95% sure the fuel filter/pump are original.

Turn Signals:
A few days ago my turn signals just stopped working, the switch on the steering column I believe is the culprit. I think this because when I turn the hazards on, all the turn signals flash, even the lights on the gauge cluster come on. But when I flip the turn signal thing up or down, lights on the outside nor the lights on the cluster come on.

So I am wondering if a clogged fuel filter/dying fuel pump could be my problem? Also what do you think about the turn signal problem? I am planning a trip home one weekend soon from college to fix this stuff, and if I could just do it all at once that would be great, I have enough tools to do the fuel pump/filter but my dad has the tool for taking off steering wheels plus I don't want to mess anything up.
Sounds like your combo switch is going bad, does your headlights have any issues turing on and off? If not then its probably the copper contacts/ springs in the turn signal switch. Not sure if you can get in there to see these contacts or not but if you can you can try to slide a little sandpaper in there and clean it up a little bit, sometimes the spring tension is too weak and you can use a screwdriver or something to pry it out a little to put some tension back on it so it will make good contact. This will only work if you can visably see the contacts on the turn signal switch. But you will probably have to replace the whole thing and I think its called the combo switch, remember though all electronics parts are non returnable so be use its that before you install it.

As for the fuel filter pump issue, I have no idea, but you do say it only happens when the tank is getting low, that to me seems like you have some trash in the tank. Possibly moisture, try using some of that heat stuff in the tank its supposed to make the moisture evaporate or mix better with the fuel or something like that. They sell it at Advanced or Auto Zone.
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The combo switch thing is only like 40$ or something so its not bad.

I think I will replace the fuel filter anyways and see what happens.
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according to the manual, its two screws holding it in place, it says after you remove the cover, you can take the switch out by truing the wheel to the left and should be able to get to the screws.

i know its easier with the steering wheel out, but when you go to put back, even if its 1 tooth off it could set of the air bag cause of the clock spring.
there is only one way you can put the steering wheel on bc of the notches between the mating sides, therefore there is no way you could accidentally be a tooth off.
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