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If you consistently drive your vehicle until the engine is almost out of gas, there is a high probability that your vehicle will eventually require a fuel pump replacement. Ideally, you should keep a quarter of a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. When you let the fuel dip below this level, the fuel pump is forced to work harder and is more likely to fail.
However, the fuel pump will need to be replaced at some point, regardless of your driving habits. If your fuel pump fails to generate ample pressure within the fuel system it can cause the engine to lose power and not start.
You should have a technician give your car a comprehensive inspection to make sure your fuel pump is in working order.
If you notice that your check engine light is illuminated or there are sputtering noises coming from your engine, it is likely the pump needs to be replaced.
Also, if you notice a significant change in your MPG it could be a sign of an issue with your fuel pump. You also may notice changes in power when your vehicle is on, such as changes in acceleration.
Sometimes a clogged fuel filter or issues with your car’s electrical system may portray the same symptoms as a faulty fuel pump.
Anytime you are having issues with your car’s fuel or electricity system, it is highly advised that you have a trained professional handle service and repair.
A technician can ensure that your vehicle's fuel pickups, fuel pump relays, filters, and electrical connectors are working properly before replacing the fuel pump. If the fuel pump is genuinely faulty, they will remove and replace it. Technicians will also inspect the vehicle for any signs of leakage, perform a basic safety inspection and clear the check engine light codes.
Hearing Sputtering Noises?