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What Causes Fuel Pumps to Fail?

Like most vehicle components, natural wear and tear is the unavoidable cause for parts replacement.  Fuel pumps are often out of sight and out of mind for most shop visitors. That’s because they are an as-needed repair and not typically a part of ongoing maintenance. Nevertheless, if you diagnose fuel pump failure, customers will want

Helping Customers Understand the Signs of Fuel Pump Failure

Fuel pump failures are never a one-size-fits-all diagnosis.  Different symptoms indicate different problems and often, the pump will still function—albeit erratically—as it fails. Explaining this to customers isn’t always easy, especially because many of them may not know that the fuel pump has more than one role. Shop owners and technicians can help customers understand

Fuel Pump Replacement Prep (VIDEO)

Plan out the entire job so you can follow a simple workflow. This video is sponsored by Carter Engineering.

Warn Your Customers About Water Pump Failure During the Summer

Summer is an opportune time for automotive professionals to remind customers to keep an eye on the signs of a failing water pump.  As you know, extreme summer temperatures and added strain on vehicles from activities like long road trips can cause engines to become more susceptible to troubles from excessive heat, making the function

Fuel Pump Circuit Resistance (VIDEO)

A melted connector is a sign there is too much resistance that should not be present. Sponsored by Carter.

Understanding Pulse-Width Modulated Fuel Pumps (VIDEO)

This type of fuel pump uses voltage switched on and off to control the speed and pressure of the pump. Sponsored by Carter.

Mercedes-Benz Saddlebag Fuel Tanks (VIDEO)

Let’s discuss how fuel systems operate on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. This video is sponsored by Carter.

Why Does A Fuel Pump Have Springs? (VIDEO)

Make sure the springs and guide rods are not damaged when the new unit is lowered into the tank. Sponsored by Carter.

What Is The Fuel Level? (VIDEO)

Here’s why the fuel level sender is connected to a module that calculates the fuel level in the tank. Sponsored by Carter.

FUEL TANK CLEANING CAN EXTEND THE LIFE A FUEL PUMP

A proper cleaning of a fuel tank can ensure that potentially harmful materials don’t get into your engine and cause damage. Routine maintenance will also prevent fuel lines from clogging and can extend the life of the fuel pump. If your vehicle has been idle for a long time or is not running smoothly, it

The Effects Of Ethanol (VIDEO)

Non-E85-compatible pumps may suffer premature brush and commutator wear. This video is sponsored by Carter Fuel Systems.

VIDEO: Properly Cleaning Out The Fuel Tank

Joe Keene shows you how to properly clean a fuel tank. This video is sponsored by Carter.