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
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
Why Fuel Pumps Fail
Detecting Fuel Pump FailureOver time, OE fuel pumps will inevitably wear out. A failing fuel pump delivers less fuel to a vehicle’s engine, the prolonged effects of fuel pump failure can develop into a significant vehicle setback. The three key signs of fuel pump failure include: Hesitation during acceleration Rough idle A vehicle that will
What’s the Difference Between New and Remanufactured Water Pumps?
Unseen DamageWater pump damage occurs over time as heat and contaminants destroy the internal parts of the pump. Some of this damage is quite obvious, but bearing wear or impeller deterioration may not be so visible. If these components are reused in remanufacturing, their performance can compromise the system, reduce its cooling capability and cause