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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 the fuel tank and are responsible for sending fuel from the tank to the engine. Because...
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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My truck decelerated from 65mph on a flat surface without any warning.
First check for any fuel in the fuel tank. If there is fuel in the fuel tank, then turn on the key and listen for the fuel pump to hum. If there is not humming sound, then check the fuel...
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My car ran out of gas and now it will not start even after putting gas in the tank
If the starter motor itself is not functioning (i.e., no engine cranking), then the starter circuit has to be diagnosed. If the starter motor is functioning, but the car is not starting, you could have a circumstance where the fuel...
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What's causing my car not to start?
If the engine was running fine before and now the engine is not wanting to start after putting a new battery in and programming the keys, then there could be an issue with the fuel pump circuit. Check the fuses...
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I have a 1999 ford taurus ohs the fuel pump was replaced about two weeks ago at that time the fuel gauge reads as if it is empty e
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first indication that something is wrong is that the fuel level sending unit was not reading. If the pump was brand new, then it was bad to begin with. The fuel float is...
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engine wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few basic tests that you can do in order to help narrow down the issue. First turn the vehicle to the "On" position, and listen for the fuel pump to prime....
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Car stalls and shuts down when I stop or when making a turn.
Check the fuel pump to see if its working. If the pump is working, then there could be air in the fuel system causing the engine to stall out at times. If the fuel pump is good and there is...
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Replaced fuel pump in tank. But still no gas getting to carb. Gonna check filter under bed in morn to be sure it's working
With a fully charged battery, if the pump volume and pressure at the tank outlet is normal, but pressure falls off at the delivery point (carburetor, fuel rail), there is a restriction somewhere in the line and/or in the fuel...
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Why my 2000 chevy impala will turn over but want start
There are many causes of hard or no starting but illustrative ones are a failed fuel pump, bad crank or cam position sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter),...
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fuel issues
I can't think of any good reason why you would have to replace three fuel pumps in a row other than fuel contamination or if you are buying bad fuel pumps. There is a company named after an Asian reptile...
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Fuel pump problems
Thank you for your question. If you are working on a production vehicle, we can't ethically advise you to modify factory components, system design, and the like, especially in a vehicle system as inherently dangerous as fuel supply. For your...
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Truck cranks runs a few seconds and stops.
Hi there. Check the fuel filter on the vehicle and see if its plugged up. If the fuel filter is good, then check the fuel pump and see if its working and pumping fuel to the engine. If the fuel...
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I just replaced the battery in my car and as I was driving I stacted to lose power and the car died it cranks but won't start
The new battery that you bought should be fully re-charged. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Check for the characteristic, but momentary, whirring sound from the in-tank fuel pump...
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What is going on with my car?
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are working or not. If the fuel injectors are not working, then you would need to replace the fuel injectors. If the fuel injectors are fine and the engine operates...
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I have a 2003 Hummer H2 with 63,000 original miles.
Fuel supply faults are a possible cause of stalling as are vacuum leaks and faults with engine sensors. On the Hummer it has been reported that faults with the throttle body commonly cause stalling and consequently that might be a...
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I had a fuel pump put in and they didn't undo battery does my car have a shout off switch my car turns over
Unless your vehicle was modified, there are no shut off switches in your car. The ignition switch is basically the "master switch". Normally, the battery is disconnected when performing repairs on electrically powered equipment on the vehicle and that would...
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Fuel shutoff switch
According to the owner's manual for your vehicle, your "vehicle has a feature that may automatically unlock the doors, turn on the interior lamps, turn on the hazard warning flashers, and shut off the fuel system after the airbags inflate."...
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Car starts sometimes for a few seconds. Car ran completely out of gas. I changed the fuel filter, and change battery in the remote.
Hi there. The fuel pressure needs to be checked on the fuel rail. There should be at least 30 psi on the fuel rail. If the fuel pressure is good, then there could be air in the fuel rail causing...
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How much voltage go in to fuel pump, 4 cyl ? 1988 GMC S15
Hi there - virtually all automotive and light truck electrical systems run on 12 volt components these days. Your fuel pump will be 12 volts as well. Perhaps the question you are asking is how many amps the fuel pump...
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Can a bad fuel pump cause overheating and loss of coolant.
Hello. We will be happy to help you. The coolant system and the fuel system are unrelated. If one is malfunctioning it will not have an effect on the other one. The fuel pump is also not belt driven, I...
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ran out of gas, now won't start
Your first attempt at resolving should indeed be to simply add more fuel to the tank. Three more gallons will be sufficient if the problem is low fuel. If the starter motor itself is not functioning (i.e., no engine cranking),...

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