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When it’s time for Fuel Pump Repair

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Bellflower Fuel Pump Repair

Fuel pump repair can be a real challenge due to the fact that in most vehicles it’s located inside the gas tank. The good news is that Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower is just around the corner and ready to help you out with any of your fuel injection issues, including sharing this valuable information. Your vehicle’s fuel pump is the heartbeat of your vehicle’s fuel system. Like your heart pumping blood throughout your body, the fuel pump sends precious fuel through your vehicle and if it stops so will your engine. Luckily, a faulty fuel pump isn’t very common in newer vehicles but when you get a few years worth of miles on your odometer things start to wear out.

As previously mentioned, most fuel pumps are located inside the gas tank and attaches to a float and electrical connections that relay information to your vehicle’s fuel gage. It sucks up the fuel and sends it through lines to your engine’s injectors, which meter out the proper amount of fuel for the most efficient combustion in your engine. Today’s fuel pumps meet manufacturer specifications for fuel volume. If it doesn’t meet up to these strict standards, you will run into all sorts of problems.

If your fuel pump is starting to wear out there are a few common signs you’ll notice before getting stranded. Some of the more obvious signs are your vehicle can suddenly feels sluggish or a faulty ignition, engine misfires, lowered gas mileage, weak acceleration and a whining noise can all mean you may want to visit Orozco’s Auto Service.

Other issues may be low fuel pressure, you may have trouble starting your vehicle. It may crank longer than normal before firing up, or you might have to cycle the ignition on and off a few times to prime the necessary pressure. Once it starts, you might get a rough idle or stuttering while driving up hills or upon acceleration. On some occasions it may misfires or even just stall out and die completely.

Another sign may be that your engine temperature is higher than usual, as it struggles to keep up with uneven fuel supply. Occasionally, a failing pump will cause an engine to surge, because it’s no longer capable of consistent volume. You might hear the fuel pump itself struggling, which sounds like a whining or loud buzzing noise coming from your gas tank. Lastly, you may notice at the gas station when filling your tank: a failing fuel pump can reduce engine efficiency, which means your decrease mileage, something nobody wants these days.

Note that most of the above symptoms on their own might have other causes, but if you see one or more together, then it’s time to contact Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower for a conclusive diagnosis today at 562-920-1871 or stop by. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!


Orozco’s Auto Service Bellflower – Los Angeles County CA
9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706, USA
Call Today: 562-920-1871 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

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