The fuel pump is a motor that draws fuel from the fuel tank and pressurizes it before sending it to the fuel injectors to be dispersed in the engine. Depending on the type of fuel system, the fuel pump may or may not have a fuel pressure regulator attached to it. The fuel pump is controlled by a powertrain control module or a fuel pump control module, which are computers capable is toggling certain components on and off.
Signs of a bad fuel pump
- Engine won’t start
- Engine misfires
- Engine sputters under heavy loads
- Lack of engine power
Fuel pump maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, get your fuel pump inspected by a car care professional right away. Your technician will perform a series of tests with a mechanical gauge or scan device to diagnose the precise issue. Depending on the diagnosis, the fuel pump or the entire fuel pump assembly (including the pressure regulator) will be replaced.
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