About UTV Fuel Pumps

Updated: Jan 5

Fuel pumps are a real problem on UTVs and definitely a show stopper. I've sold many fuel Polaris and Can-am pump replacements during the summer of 2020. From what I understand, heat kills these tiny fuel pumps and it's been a hot summer.


My own fuel pump failures have driven me to offer the best aftermarket fuel pumps available; All Balls and Quantum Fuel Systems. Both of these brands hold up very well compared to the OEM fuel pumps. Quantum offers a lifetime warranty, All Balls a limited lifetime warranty.

The fuel pump modules from both brands are very simple to install with basic tools. During one riding trip I actually had to borrow a fuel pump module from one machine just to get another machine back to the truck. The swap was made with a hammer and a large flat head screwdriver. It's that simple to change in an emergency.


A fuel pump repair kit is less expensive and includes everything to replace a fuel pump except the module assembly. This repair also is easily made with minimal tools but is not as trail friendly as a module. Disassembly of the fuel pump module is required, which involves unsnapping a few plastic clips. In addition to disassembly, there are two very small wires that must be cut and spliced back to together for the new fuel pump. Still not a difficult task but does require a wire splice crimping tool at best. One additional benefit of the repair kits is that they do fit various machines and even different brands. This is the broadest solution when a wider range of vehicles could possibly need a fuel pump replacement like during a large group ride trip. For example, fuel pump repair kits HFP-396-U5 and 47-2039 fit several Polaris and Can-am models.


Now, my personal advice to people who are in need of replacing a fuel pump is to buy a complete module first, then a cheaper repair kit to fix the broken OEM pump. This way you'll have a backup to carry on trips. If you are planning on making one of those epic vacation trips, I'd advise you to purchase a module to bring as a backup. Without a fuel pump you're not going to ride anywhere and the likelihood of finding an open dealership for parts on a holiday weekend is slim to zero.


We stock repair kits HFP-396-U5 and 47-2039, as well as modules HFP-A3964 and 47-1001 available for local pickup if your weekend riding is shut down by a failed fuel pump.


Update Jan. 4, 2021

We have imported directly from a manufacture "white label" fuel pump assemblies to save customers a few bucks. They do not include a new retainer nut or gasket because most installations do not absolutely require these parts be new. The fuel pump gasket is rubber and reusable. These items can be purchased separately if needed. The fuel pumps will have a 1 year warranty from us. Please see our product pages for Polaris RZR.

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