Most modern vehicles use fuel injection, which means they are dependent upon their fuel pumps in order to run correctly, cleanly and economically. Your fuel system must be maintained, which begins by replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles. A dirty filter puts pressure on the pump, which will then eventually fail and can lead to more expensive problems like a failed fuel pump. But it doesn’t always take a neglected fuel filter to cause a fuel pump to fail.
Signs that indicate you may need a fuel pump replacement include:
- Excessive cranking before the car starts
- The car fails to start on occasion
- Fuel pulsation, causing poor performance and mileage
If your fuel pump is deteriorating or is malfunctioning, call Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck today.