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How to Check a Car Fuel Pump
Car fuel pumps transfer gas from the fuel tank to the car engine and can be mechanical or electric. Cars low on gas can cause fuel pumps to overheat.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump
Common signs include a whining noise, hard starting, engine performance issues, and an inability to start the car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump Relay
If the engine is stalling or not starting, or the fuel pump is not making any noise when the key is on, you may need to replace the fuel pump relay.
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Relay Last?
The fuel pump is among the most used parts on any car. Each time the car is started and ran, the fuel pump will have to perform. There are a variety of...
How Can You Tell That Your Fuel Pump Isn’t Working?
The fuel pump is responsible for getting fuel out of the gas tank and up to the engine. The pump itself is usually located inside the gas tank. There are a handful of...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Usually Last?
Fuel pumps are a simple and rugged part of the fuel system. They are usually found inside of...
How Often Should the Fuel System Be Inspected?
Without fuel, an internal combustion engine will not run. For this reason, parts used in the fuel system are built for durability and can stand up to years of near-constant use. Some parts,...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gas Tank
The gas tank of the vehicle holds the fuel, which makes the car run. The fuel is propelled by the fuel pump. The gas tank can be made out of plastic high-density polyethylene, which can...
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuel Pump
Fuel is pumped from the gas tank up into the engine, and these handy little devices come in any number of shapes, sizes, and applications imaginable. Each of the three different key types...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Shut Off Switch Last?
Being involved in an accident can be quite scary and dangerous. There are a number of safety mechanisms that are built into a car that will help to reduce...
How Long Does a Fuel Pump Last?
With all of the different components that allow your car’s fuel system to function, it can become very hard to keep up with them all. Having malfunctioning components in your fuel system...
How to Drain Your Fuel Tank
The majority of cars on the road today use internal combustion engines that use gasoline or diesel as fuel, and they store this fuel in a gas tank. Most gas...
Why Fuel Pump Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing the fuel pump can be challenging, as you may first need to remove the fuel tank and other parts in the car to reach the pump.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump Shut Off Switch
The fuel pump shut off switch may be faulty when the Check Engine Light comes on or if the engine suddenly turns off while driving.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump Relay
The fuel pump has a relay that fails when there is no audible humming sound as the ignition is turned and when the car cranks after longer than usual.
How to Get the Best Fuel Mileage For Your Car
Fuel economy can be increased if you perform regular car maintenance, pay attention to the Check Engine Light, and reduce your idling time.
How to Replace a Fuel Pump
Fuel pumps help push gas from the fuel tank to the fuel rail. Fuel pumps have filters to prevent small particles from entering the car engine.

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Looking for a wiring diagram
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No gas is getting to my engine
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, you want to see if there is power getting to the fuel pump. This is best done with a test light or a voltmeter. If you do not get a full 12...
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A diagnostic test showed an issue with the fuel pump of my 2008 chevy Colorado; should I replace it?
Hello. If the diagnostic showed an issue with the fuel pump such as low pressure or a voltage issue then the pump itself will more than likely need to be replaced. The fuel cap would cause there to be an...
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Car dies while driving
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle can stall for many reasons. You are going to want to start with the most common causes, or do some further testing. To start, the fuel pump may be going out and...
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Fuel pump
There is a very good chance that your fuel pump is toast. That's a common problem with fuel injected cars. whether or not the fuel pump lives in the tank, most cars made since about 1985 pass the fuel through...
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What is wrong with my gas tank
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the fuel nozzle on the gas station's pump has a small hole in it. Once the fuel has filled up the tank and the filler neck, it reaches this small hole in the...
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Car won't start but cranks over gas gauge is broke
Hello, thank you for writing in. All signs thus far point to the fuel pump going out. You can test the available power to the fuel pump to ensure the pump is being supplied with the proper voltage. You can...
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I have a 2005 Kia Spectra EX. Is the Sending Unit inside the gas tank holding everything on this Kia (fuel filter, fuel pump, etc)
Yes the fuel pump assembly in the tank has the pump, pressure regulator ,sender and filter in one unit replaced as an assembly.
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My Saturn VUE 2008 will not start after drive it and will let sit for awhile and it will start. It is a frequent problem.
If computer testing does not show a problem then test fuel pressure to see if the fuel pump is pumping and needs replaced.
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Fuel pressure regulator
The fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter is mounted on top of the fuel tank pump mounted in the fuel tank. It is recommended to be replaced anytime the fuel pump is replaced.
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When nearing low fuel, car will lose acceleration power, wheel will lock as well. Battery & Shift icon come on, has a few CEL's on
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is one major issue that is likely causing everything else you are experiencing. This is your fuel system. You need to start by checking and/or replacing your fuel pump. When it gets low,...
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Where is my inertia switch?
It turns out your vehicle does not have a fuel pump inertia switch but since it was in an accident it may need to have the computer scanned to see if the fuel pump module may be in need to...
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I turn my car on it runs then turns off
You will need to have the fuel pressure tested to see if the pump stopped working or the fuel you put in contaminated the system and is not good enough to fire the engine. If you have spark and fuel...
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looking for the fuel pump fuse location on a 92 subaru legacy
If the pump ran out of ruel and was ran low on fuel all the time then the pump will seize up and not pump. You most likely have a bad fuel pump. There is no fuse between pump and...
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1982 Ford F 150 gas and starting issues
You need to check the engine to see if it has spark when cranked over. You may have a bad ignition module since it is very common to cause no spark. If you have good spark but not getting fuel...
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how many fuel pump is in ford five hundred
Your vehicle only has one fuel pump on passenger side and has a cross over tube to the other side of the tank to draw fuel from that side.
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Hi Josh! If I provide the fuel pump kit and filter, how much do you charge for labor?
The labor to replace the fuel pump in the tank would depend on the exact model and labor rates in your area. The labor will be less than 1.5 hours if you supply parts to replace the pump i you...
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My 89 ford ranger runs everything works but it will shut off and will not start again for day or two. Everyone says eec power rela
The problem sounds like the fuel pump or fuel pump relay is bad. If you turn on the key and the check engine light is on then the EEC relay is good. You should hear the fuel pump in the...
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My acura wont excellrate after i changed the fuel pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. First, if you replaced the fuel filter (as should always be done when the fuel pump is changed), you need to make sure it is...

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