WHAT IS A FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT?

08/30/2021

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Fuel pump replacement is a vital part of your vehicle's maintenance. A fuel pump is responsible for transferring gasoline from your tank to your engine. In other words, it supplies the fuel at a steady pressure to ensure that the engine is running smoothly. There are two types of fuel pumps: mechanical and electronic. Vehicles with carburetors have mechanical pumps, whereas cars with fuel injection systems have electric pumps.

 

Symptoms of Faulty Fuel Pump

The signs of fuel pump failure are similar in both types of pumps, although mechanical and electronic pumps can fail for various reasons.

  • Vehicle jerks or sputters at high speeds
  • You experience a loss in acceleration
  • You lose engine power when driving uphill or carrying heavy loads
  • Your engine surges
  • Your engine will not start

If you have experienced any signs of a failing fuel pump above, please bring your car to Sacramento Specialty Auto for a proper diagnosis. We have state-of-the-art tools and experienced technicians that can test your system to isolate the exact cause of the problem. 

 

Your fuel pump is an indispensable component of your automobile as it supplies your engine with a consistent quantity of the fuel it needs to keep you going from place to place. Like any car part, fuel pumps eventually wear out after miles and miles of use. If your car runs with weak or unreliable power, it may be time to replace the fuel pump on your vehicle. Give us a call or visit our shop today for all your auto maintenance and repair needs! 

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