sounds like you might be getting flooded... but on the pump, if its making more noise then usual, it usually indicates that its reaching the end of its life and i would have one just in case yours fails and leaves you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
on the other problem, i don't think these two are related aether. look for a vac leak, i also assume no codes?
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