Diesel Injection Pump
The diesel injection pump is responsible for inducing high amounts of pressure to allow your diesel fuel to be delivered by the diesel fuel injectors. The pump rotates in lockstep with the engine so that the right amount of pressure can be delivered at the perfect time. A diesel injection pump operates just like a traditional fuel injection pump (for non-diesel vehicles) except that they are specifically designed for diesel fuel and diesel vehicles.
Signs of a bad diesel injection pump
- Poor engine performance
- Engine won’t start
- Engine misfires
- Difficulty starting the engine
- Unusual amounts of smoke coming from exhaust
Diesel injection pump maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, get your vehicle serviced by a car care professional right away. These same engine issues may arise due to dirty fuel filters, bad glow plugs, poor injector pump timing, poor fuel quality, or low engine compression, so your car care professional will first inspect all of these components to ensure that the issue indeed lies with the diesel injection pump. Once the issue is diagnosed, it is likely that the diesel injection pump will need replacement.
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