Fuel pumps are a very important vehicle component so it is important to make sure yours is in good working order. The fuel pump is responsible for pumping fuel from the vehicles fuel tank to the engine. The fuel pump is also responsible for delivering to the carburetor under low pressure and to the fuel injection system under high pressure.
If you have a non-gravity feed vehicle you must make sure that you fuel pump is in good working order at all times. Here are some top tips about fuel pumps. If you experience any of these problems it could be time for a new one:
The first thing that should alert you to a problem with your fuel pump is if your vehicle begins stalling. This can often be a sign that your fuel pump is failing.
The next thing that you should be aware of is if your vehicle begins to jump and dance on the road, this cannot only be frightening but it is also a sure sign that your fuel pump is faulty.
When you have difficulty starting your vehicle this can often be another sign that the fuel pump is faulty. This usually happens when you least expect it! Your vehicle could be fine one minute and just won’t start the next!
Difficulty accelerating can be another symptom of a faulty fuel pump. For example if your vehicle has a delayed reaction this probably means its time for a new one.
So if you are experiencing any of these problems then make sure you get your vehicle checked out straight away!