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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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1996 F150 4.9 5 speed. Frt. Fuel pump quit working. Put fuel in rear tank and it sucked the fuel to the frt tank.
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No gas is getting to my engine
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When my car idles it sounds like its cutting off for a bit and then goes back to normal.
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