A Faulty Fuel Pump Is No Match for CAR FIX in Maryville

You can count on CAR FIX in Maryville if your automobile needs a new fuel pump. Our experienced technicians have replaced plenty of fuel pumps over the years. Generally, your car, truck, or utility vehicle will end up needing a new fuel pump after it has turned 100,000 miles on the odometer. It’s not going to happen right away, but if you notice any of the following problems, it’s time to replace the pump.

A Reduction in the Fuel Pressure

The fuel pump is responsible for taking the fuel that is in the gas tank and moving it into the engine. The fuel should always be moving within a certain pressure range. If the fuel pressure is too low, you will have some of the problems listed below, and you need to replace the fuel pump.

Noticeable Performance Problems

For example, if you do not have enough fuel heading into the engine, your automobile is going to have performance problems when the engine is stressed or when you drive at fast speeds. This is because the engine is fuel-starved. The pump is not sending enough fuel into it.

There is also a unique problem that points to a faulty fuel pump. This problem is your engine surging and picking up speed when you least expect it. In this case, the engine has too much fuel.

Noticeable Fuel Economy Problems

Whether your engine is struggling to run or surging, you will also notice a reduction in the fuel economy. This is because the engine is using more fuel in either condition. Unfortunately, with gas prices what they are these days, you do not want to have to go to the service station more often. Replacing the fuel pump can restore the engine’s efficiency and, as such, its fuel efficiency.

An Increase in the Engine’s Temperature

One odd sign that the fuel pump is malfunctioning is an increase in your engine’s temperature. The fuel pump motor is cooled off by the fuel that the pump draws out of the tank. If the pump cannot draw the fuel out of the tank, the motor will overheat and pass that heat on to the engine.

Difficulty Starting the Vehicle

Finally, it makes perfect sense that you won’t be able to start your automobile if the fuel pump has died. This is because you do not have any fuel in the combustion chamber.

CAR FIX in Maryville, TN, can help, so call us today to set up an auto service appointment.

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