Q: My car was rear ended. Would the impact cause the fuel pump to die?

asked by on

I was rear-ended while in a park position. The impact was very strong. Cracked my rear fender. I drove away to pick up my granddaughter from school about 45 minutes later. As we were driving away, my car lost power. Was this a coincidence or did the impact of the accident cause it to happen?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your fuel pump is located inside your fuel tank. For the fuel pump to be damaged by the impact, the impact would have likely also damaged or penetrated the fuel tank. The impact may have quite possibly damaged other components such as the evaporative emissions system which is located in the rear of the car near the fuel tank, but outside of the fuel tank, however this would be difficult to determine without physically inspecting the vehicle and related damage. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car was rear ended. Would the impact cause the fuel pump to die?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How many miles between oil changes on 2001 Jaguar S-type 4.0

Hi there. Depending on what oil you use will determine how long you can wait. If you go full synthetic with a good oil filter then you can go as much as 7500 miles. If you use conventional oil then...

Q: Car barely going and dying

This can be caused by a number of different problems. Most of the time it occurs when the fuel pressure is low due to a failing fuel pump. It can also be a bad sensor, such as the air flow...

Q: What would cause a vibration at idle in my 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Hello. Most of the time if the mounts are new and it still runs like this it is because you either have a vacuum leak or the idle is too low. A dirty throttle body or a failing idle control...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.