Wednesday, 25 October 2017

7 SIGNS TO KNOW YOUR FUEL PUMP IS WEAK


1. Engine Sputters at High Speeds

One of the best indicators of a failing fuel pump is found on the road while driving your car
 at a consistently high speed. If the vehicle suddenly sputters and then resumes regular
 performance, there may be something wrong with the fuel pump. This engine sputtering
 happens because the pump is struggling to supply a constant stream of fuel to the engine 
at the proper pressure.

2. Rising Temperature

The temperature of the car can predict a fuel pump emergency. Pay attention to your
 temperature gauge; if the heat rises and the car stalls, this may mean the fuel pump motor
 is having problems. If it continues to stall out, this is a clear sign that the fuel pump may 
be starting to deteriorate and needs to be replaced.

3. Fuel Pressure Gauge

The fuel pressure gauge shows how much fuel is getting to the engine. You can check the 
gauge while someone else is revving the car. Check the owner’s manual to see how much
 pressure should be exerted when the pump is operating properly—anything less than that
 is a signal that your fuel pump needs immediate attention.

4. Loss of Power When the Vehicle Is Under Stress

A car is put under stress when climbing a hill or hauling heavy cargo. In these situations,
 the weakening elements of the fuel pump will start to cause trouble and the pump will be
 unable to keep up with the vehicle’s fuel demands, leading to a loss of overall power.

5. Surging

Sometimes a vehicle will be moving along normally at a consistent speed and then, out of
 nowhere, it will pick up and surge forward, as if the gas pedal had been depressed. This is
 caused by irregular resistance within the fuel pump motor.

6. Decreased Gas Mileage

Always take notice of how often you’re fueling up your car. Fuel pumps have a relief valve;
 if the relief valve is failing to open, more fuel than necessary will flow into the engine 
system. If your vehicle typically gets decent gas mileage and then suddenly becomes a 
gas hog, there could be an emergency under the hood.

7. Engine Will Not Start

Drivers who ignore the warning signs above will eventually end up with an engine that
 refuses to start. When a fuel pump completely malfunctions, fuel cannot reach the
 engine upon ignition. If this happens, the engine will crank and rev but never catch. 
To diagnose a fuel pump malfunction, check for a blown fuse and/or low pressure in the
 fuel line.As a vital part of the internal combustion engine system, the fuel pump is
 something that all drivers need to keep in mind.

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