THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP IS THE HEART OF EVERY ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
This auto component is specially designed to…
1. Push fuel from the tank to the injectors
2. Create sufficient pressure so the injectors will deliver the correct amount of fuel under all operating conditions
The pressure developed by the pump, as well as the volume of the fuel it flows, must both meet the vehicle manufacturer’s requirements for engine performance. The amount of fuel pressure required for a given application will vary depending on the type of injection system, the flow characteristics of the injectors, and the engine’s fuel requirements.
REASONS WHY FUEL PUMPS FAIL
Electric fuel pumps run constantly, so after many years of service they can experience wear in the armature bushings, brushes, and commutator. Pump vanes, rollers, or gears can also wear, causing a gradual loss of pressure and flow.
Accelerated wear may also occur if sediment or rust gets past the inlet filter sock. Occasionally, the pump will fail because contaminants enter the pump and jam it, causing the motor to overheat and burn out.
Your fuel pump relies on fuel passing through it for lubrication and cooling. As a result, lack of fuel can be another factor that accelerates wear and may even cause pump damage under certain operating conditions.
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Whenever you are experiencing problems with a fuel injection, you should contact us immediately so we can expertly repair your problem and possibly save you money. Norris Automotive Inc. is an ASE Certified shop in the Mebane and Burlington, NC area that offers over 50 years of experience. If your vehicle is in need of fuel injection repair, you have to come to the right place. Call us today to schedule your repair!