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How Long Does a Fuel Pressure Regulator Last?
In order for the fuel system in a car to operate properly, it will need to have the right amount of pressure. The injectors that are mounted in each cylinder of...
How Long Does a Fuel Gauge Sender Last?
The amount of gas in a car plays a huge role in its level of functionality. The only way that you will be able to keep the fuel gauge in your...
How Long Does a Fuel Injection Line Last?
Most car owners are unaware about just how complex their fuel system is. In order for a car to run and operate as intended, many different components will need to work...
How Long Does a Fuel Injector O Ring Last?
There are a number of gaskets and O-rings that reside in an engine. Without these gaskets and O-rings, it would be very hard for the various liquids that are in...
How Long Does a Fuel Injector Last?
The fuel that resides in your gas tank has to be carried to various spots of the engine to be burned and used to power the vehicle. Making sure that the fuel...
How Long Does a Fuel Meter Assembly Last?
Knowing how much gas is in your car is important and can help you to avoid being broken down on the side of the road. The only way that you will...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Filter (Auxiliary)
If your car is hard to start, developing engine performance issues, or has the Check Engine Light on, consider replacing the auxiliary fuel filter.
How to Know What Type of Gas to Use
Your vehicle is propelled by a combustion engine. That means that fuel is injected into the engine’s cylinders in some fashion, where it combusts, or burns, to...
How to Replace a Fuel Filler Cap
A good fuel filler cap safely seals the fuel tank. Signs of a failing fuel cap include the smell of gas, stripped threads, or a cracked cap.
How to Tune and Adjust Your Carburetor
While all modern cars use computer-controlled fuel distribution systems, there are still many vehicles on the road that employ the traditional carbureted method of fuel delivery. Before electronically controlled fuel systems were developed,...
How to Figure Out Which Type of Fuel Gets the Best Mileage
We all want our car to go longer on a single tank of gas. While all vehicles come with a mileage or mpg ranking, mileage can actually vary...
How to Use a Fuel Injection Cleaning Kit
Dirty fuel injectors are a common problem for many vehicles in this day in age. With the exception of direct injected and carbureted vehicles, the vast majority of cars on...
How to Replace a Fuel Gauge Sender
The fuel gauge has a sender that goes bad when it says that the fuel level is different lower or higher than it actually is.
How to Buy Fuel Treatments
Adding a fuel additive to your gas tank when you fill up is one way to clean vital engine parts of deposits, improve the performance of your engine,...
How to Replace a Fuel Rail Sensor
The fuel system has a fuel rail sensor which fails when the engine operates erratically, has difficulty starting, or the Check Engine Light comes on.
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 Clean a Throttle Body
A throttle body needs cleaning when the engine idle is rough, the engine stumbles through acceleration, or the Check Engine Light comes on.
How to Flush a Fuel Injector
Clean fuel injectors help keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Clogged fuel injectors result in reduced fuel economy and loss of power.
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 Replace a Carburetor on Most Cars
A carburetor replacement involves the air cleaner, vacuum hose, car fuel line, and a number of other parts. This complex procedure varies by vehicle.

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Can you cover up that a car that has a cylinder 3 misfire?
Hello and thank you for your question. You cannot cover up a misfire. Check the spark plug wires and check the spark plugs. Also, check the fuel injector to the cylinder that is misfiring and see if the injector is...
My 96 Jeep Cherokee Classic does not start up when it has been sitting for hours or overnight
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Issues with the fuel and engine management systems can often produce these symptoms. A few things I would look at are the fuel pressure, fuel pump,...
Carburetor is getting gas but will not fire. New fuel pump and cleaned the carburetor twice. It will start on starter fluid but dies.
Engines that won't run are frustrating. Lets start by assuming you are getting fuel to pass through the carburetor. Next you will want to look into spark and compression. The spark may be the easiest to look into. You need...
Bike switches off while driving
Depending on the type of fuel valve you have you should remove the fuel valve from the fuel tank to clean or replace the tank filter screen mounted on the fuel control valve. The filter is most likely clogged with...
Problem with the engine. Stalling and fuel system issues.
You have done a good job of updating parts that may not have failed, but do tend to wear down and not work proficiently. When you replace the fuel pump, you must always replace the fuel filter as well. If...
Car has fuel compression and spark but it won't start.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, it would appear you have replaced everything related to the vehicle's engine running. Obviously, replacing components without a diagnoses is not working. It could be, a faulty ignition switch allowing the engine...
Stalling and surging
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The best thing to do is to hook a scanner to your vehicle and retrieve any codes if possible. Yes, there is a very good possibility that your MAP sensor is faulty. The...
Car won't start. Could a sensor be at fault?
With the limited information available, I can only assume that no testing has been done at this point in time. You will want to start by running a scan for codes. This will tell you of any electrical issues the...
When I turn my car on the idle is high and it doesn't come down. When I drive, it basically drives itself.
Hi and thanks for your question. Check the gas pedal to see if it is coming all the way up. Check the throttle body to ensure that the throttle plate is not sticking. If everything is working correctly, check the...
Truck will start but dies 2 seconds later
Hi there. You are on the right track. This sounds like a fuel pump problem. Though there are other things that can cause this, the series of events that you mentioned are the most likely causes. I would test the...
Car starts and turn back off immediately
Hi. This car will not stay running if the anti theft light is blinking. This means that the car has shut down the fuel to the fuel injectors so the car does not run preventing someone from stealing it if...
Stalls when turning or at a stop
Hi there. The first step is to check for any problem codes stored by engine management. This can save a lot of time money when diagnosing drive-ability problems. Most auto parts stores will do this for free. Several problems could...
About the governor in engine
Hi there. Governors in a fuel system are basically a three-way valve. There is a supply port, exit port, and a dump port. As the fuel pressure regulator is set the fuel pressure will remain the same as when the...
I dropped a plastic object in my gas tank. It's about 25 cm long. What will happen and what should I do???
Hi there. The effect that this object will have on your vehicle depends on its size. If it is not flat and somewhat irregular, then you should be fine if you leave it in there as it should not interfere...
Cluster is acting up but car is still driveable is my bcm the trouble
Hello - no, this is not a body control module issue. Two things to check initially - the instrument panel fuse, which is behind an access cover on the face of the instrument panel, and ground wire connections to the...
Starting issues. My car won't start right away after sitting over night or for a few hours.
When you say that it won't start, are you saying that the starter doesn't turn (aka it doesn't crank), or are you stating that the vehicle attempts to start (or turns over) but fails? These are two different issues. The...
It needs a jump to start and then it dies after 45 seconds. Hitting the gas chokes the engine like it's getting to much fuel or something.
It is possible that you could be having issues with your battery or your alternator. I would recommend hiring a qualified professional to test your battery and alternator for proper function. When it has been determined whether your alternator or...
P2097 trouble code - 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport
Hi there. For your vehicle's P2097 (post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1) code, this can be difficult to diagnose. For all intents and purposes, the vehicle's PCM (powertrain control module) has recognized too much fuel and not...
Issue with the fuel pump. Car died and won't start.
Hello, first task is to extract the problem codes which are setting the Check Engine Light on. This can make diagnosis and repair much faster and less expensive. I am confused by our comment that "have full power to the...
Brake fuel lines are corroded and the car seems to be leaking gas
Brake lines are under very high pressure when your foot is on the pedal measured in the hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch. Fuel supply lines are under pressure as well, around 40-65 PSI. The first concern is...

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