Q: Car runs sluggish after fuel pump replaced.

asked by on January 19, 2016

After having the fuel pump replaced, my car was sluggish. They had failed to reconnect a hose, which they fixed. But now it won't start.

You need to make sure the filter was installed in the right direction of fuel flow. Fuel filters are designed to filter fuel as it flows from the tank to the fuel injectors, the filter can only flow efficiently in one direction. If you are still unsure, an experienced local mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you get the issue resolved.

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