Re: Fuel Pump Overheating??
Welcome to the garage.
The mechanic checked the fuel pressure, which was ok, but still blames the fuel pump. Was there any moment during the tests that the fuel pressure was low?
Depending on the amount of fuel in the tank, the pump sits in the fuel, so wonīt get hot. Could be that it has some internal problem and just shuts off, but normally when a fuel pump stops it wonīt work anymore. I wonīt expect a clogged filter, because then the pressure should be low and/or the problem should be constantly.
So i donīt know what tests the mechanic did more to be sure that the fuel pump is the culprit, because also a crank or cam sensor could let the engine die suddenly.
Eventhough there is no check engine light, did he check for eventual set faults?
You could check this yourself doing the key dance: ignition switch off/on three times and leave it in on at the third time. The odometer will show DONE when all ok, or any fault code. Normally a faulty cam or crank sensor will set a fault code, but not always.
To replace the fuel pump, the fuel tank has to be lowered, which is a quite extensive job.