Carter Fuel Delivery Products, the premium replacement fuel systems brand of Federal-Mogul Corporation, has introduced a comprehensive problem-solving product development and technician support program to help automotive service professionals solve a wide range of common fuel delivery issues on domestic and import-nameplate models.
The shift from mechanical to electrical fuel pumps and integrated fuel delivery modules in passenger vehicles has led to new diagnostic and installation challenges for automotive service professionals, and fuel delivery problems consistently rank among the leading causes of repair comebacks.
The Carter brand’s new Fuel Tech Solutions program includes a continuing series of innovative, time-saving replacement fuel system components and assemblies that address common fuel delivery problems encountered on millions of late-model applications. Carter also is offering technicians a variety of helpful new training resources, including a fuel delivery diagnostic video, interactive training module and web-based Fuel Tech Solutions service bulletins.
“Aftermarket repair shops need the advantage of proven, problem-solving replacement fuel system technologies from a leading brand in order to compete more effectively with vehicle dealership service operations,” said Joe Stephan, director of marketing-fuel, chassis and brake products for Federal-Mogul. "Carter is taking the lead in providing the right replacement technologies and highly accessible technical support to help shops better serve their customers and capture a larger share of the underhood service market."
Carter engineers have introduced original equipment-fit-and-form Fuel Tech Solutions components and product families that address service issues commonly encountered in the repair bay. These new problem-solving Fuel Tech Solutions include:
Problem: Faulty electrical connectors on pump hanger assemblies
Solution: Carter replacement wire harnesses for in-tank assemblies
Problem: Fuel pump bearing failure (plastic bearing) and noise issues
Solution: Quiet-running Carter gerotor pump with robust carbide lower bearing
Problem: Premature wear of pump motor assemblies in diesel applications
Solution: Carter electrical diesel lift pump with carbon commutator
Problem: Electrical connector failures in fuel pump modules
Solution: Carter electrical connector repair kits/harnesses
Problem: Time-consuming, costly assembly of replacement hanger assemblies
Solution: Preassembled Carter hanger assemblies
Problem: Excessive corrosion, loose electrical terminals on hanger assemblies
Solution: Corrosion-resistant Carter hanger and hanger/sender assemblies
Problem: Noisy fuel pump modules
Solution: Quiet-running Carter fuel pump modules with an advanced turbine design
Problem: Corrosion of fuel level sender contacts
Solution: Corrosion-resistant Carter fuel level senders
Each Carter Fuel Tech Solution begins with the preferred OE fit and form, then incorporates a variety of material and design enhancements, where needed, to ensure improved performance and durability in domestic and import applications.
"Carter products are the result of Federal-Mogul’s leadership as an OE supplier in both the fuel delivery and engine categories," Stephan said. "Our exclusive insight to the demands of today’s domestic and foreign-nameplate engines, as well as our daily contact with automotive technicians, allows Carter to provide innovative products that help maximize bay productivity and eliminate comebacks."
For more information concerning new Carter Fuel Tech Solutions, please contact your Carter supplier, visit www.carterfueldelivery.com, or write to: Carter Fuel Delivery Products, Federal-Mogul Corporation, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48034.