Fuel Pump Failure

Fuel Pump Failure

Know The Signs

In order to avoid being stranded by the side of the road, car owners should learn to recognize symptoms of a failing fuel pump. The most common early sign of a fuel pump problem is intermittent sputtering while driving at highway speed. A similar symptom involves the experience of a sputtering sensation while accelerating from a full stop. This symptom is due to the fuel pump’s inability to maintain required pressure to deliver fuel in a steady manner.

Get it checked

Bringing the vehicle in for an examination after experiencing either of these two symptoms may spare vehicle owners the further inconvenience that comes with sudden loss of power (usually when climbing a hill), surging, and an engine that refuses to start.

TIP: Electronic fuel pumps, which were made necessary by fuel-injection systems that replaced carburetor-based fuel systems, must deliver fuel under high pressure (40 to 60 psi versus the 10 to 15 psi exerted by carburetors).

Fuel is the adrenaline of your car, truck or engine. Aside from clean fuel, your vehicle should have superior quality fuel pumping to deliver and maximize performance.

Don’t miss a weekly “You Auto Know” automotive tip. CLICK HERE to sign up. Please drive safely.

Have vehicle concerns? CLICK HERE for our FREE CHECKLIST 5 Common Transmission Concern MISTAKES before you contact a repair shop.


Written by Maryann Croce

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *