Like most vehicle components, natural wear and tear is the unavoidable cause for parts replacement. Fuel pumps are often out of sight and out of mind for most shop visitors. That’s because they are an as-needed repair and not typically a part of ongoing maintenance. Nevertheless, if you diagnose fuel pump failure, customers will want
Fuel pump failures are never a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. Different symptoms indicate different problems and often, the pump will still function—albeit erratically—as it fails. Explaining this to customers isn’t always easy, especially because many of them may not know that the fuel pump has more than one role. Shop owners and technicians can help customers understand
Summer is an opportune time for automotive professionals to remind customers to keep an eye on the signs of a failing water pump. As you know, extreme summer temperatures and added strain on vehicles from activities like long road trips can cause engines to become more susceptible to troubles from excessive heat, making the function
A proper cleaning of a fuel tank can ensure that potentially harmful materials don’t get into your engine and cause damage. Routine maintenance will also prevent fuel lines from clogging and can extend the life of the fuel pump. If your vehicle has been idle for a long time or is not running smoothly, it
Over time, OE fuel pumps will inevitably wear out. A failing fuel pump delivers less fuel to a vehicle’s engine, the prolonged effects of fuel pump failure can develop into a significant vehicle setback. The three key signs of fuel pump failure include: Hesitation during acceleration Rough idle A vehicle that will not start Hesitation
Water pump damage occurs over time as heat and contaminants destroy the internal parts of the pump. Some of this damage is quite obvious, but bearing wear or impeller deterioration may not be so visible.