How to Spot the Signs of Fuel Pump Failure

Your fuel pump's job is relatively simple, but it's still vital to your vehicle. The pump ensures that your engine is always being fueled at the correct rate, and to ensure that fuel is actually flowing between the gas tank and your engine. A malfunctioning fuel pump can be catastrophic, so it's incredibly important that you become familiar with the warning signs of an impending fuel pump failure.

If you notice that your fuel pressure is higher or lower than normal, your engine sputters at higher speeds, or your vehicle isn't able to handle hills very well, then your fuel pump may be experiencing problems. Other signs include your vehicle sometimes randomly surging forward, or just not getting as much gas mileage as it used to. Ignoring these warning signs can end disastrously. If your fuel pump fails completely, your engine simply won't work anymore. Your engine may crank and rev, but it won't catch.

If you think your fuel pump may be experiencing problems, then don't hesitate to stop by Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester today! Our trained auto service technicians will diagnose the problem and get you back on the road ASAP.

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