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    2003 T&C with 86,000+ miles----What is the consensus regarding fuel pump reliability? Would it behoove an owner to change it at some milestone?
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    The fuel pumps in these dont seem to be an issue....now the Fords and GMs,thats another story...

    My 88 Aries had 94,000 miles when I bought it,it was still the OEM pump when I changed it.It was made by Bosch.The new Bosch are now made by Walbro (makers of the horrid Lauson/Tecumseh carburetors).

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    My 2001 T & C fuel pump crapped out at 92,000.

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    I changed my 1990 after 120kmiles, that one failed (actually fell apart in the tank) within a month, and again at 190kmiles. The "fuel filter" is now a part of the pump assembly on newer GEN's, whereas mine has a "pre-screen" at the pump, and an in-line filter half way to the engine. So if you want to be "pro-active", instead of "re-active", consider around every 100kmiles (pretend it's a "timing belt").
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    We've now had three DGCs that have gone 140,000 (and counting), 170,000 (traded in), and 180,000 (and counting) miles without a single fuel pump or fuel filter issue. My philosophy, if it fails, I'll fix it; in the meantime I couldn't be bothered to worry about it.
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    Keep gas in the tank and never worry about it. The people who run it empty and only throw in $10 at a time are more likely to need a pump. I fill mine up and run it down to empty, that practice helps the pump live a long life.
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    If it was a GM product, I'd say you are past due. I've owned almost dozen Chrysler products from years 1990 to 1999. Never had a single issue and I rarely ever see them go out at the shop. As long as you don't run it dry and on empty all the time (really hard on a fuel pump) it should last a good long time.
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    Fuel Pump Longevity

    Thank you all very much for those helpful comments.

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    I can understand the "If it ain't broke don't fix it", however, If I'm going on a trip and have that many miles on a known part that is prone to failure after so many miles/100k+ (and not easy to replace "on the road"), I'd seriously consider being "Pro-Active", than "Re-Active". Just my opinion. Same goes with T-Stats and Radiator caps.

    My last one gave me a real run. It would work fine, until it got "hot" (even with a full tank -- something about 120deg Summers), then the fuel pressure would drop and all I could do was "idle", if I was lucky. Let it cool down (an hour or more), and I could drive for another 30 or so minutes. Initially, I thought it was one of the sensors on the tranny. Worked fine, after changing the sensor (for an hour), then I was on the side of the highway, miles from any service .......
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    I have the original pump and my van has 123000 on the clock, Its a 2002.
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