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Fuel Pump Repair & Replacement

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The days of changing a fuel pump in the driveway with just a wrench and a pair of pliers are long gone. Today’s fuel pumps are electric, and in most cases installed in the fuel tank. On some styles they have fuel level sensors and pressure regulators integrated into their construction. The first question that a lot of people ask is “Why do they put an electric motor in gas?” There are two main reasons for this, the first is that a small electrical motor generates heat and the gas medium it is immersed in cools it. The second is for noise suppression, the buzz of the motor would be quite loud if

780-466-8244
AMA Approved Auto Repair Facility
16+ yearsBetter Business Bureau Certified automotive repair shop
South Edmonton Fuel Pump Repair & Replacement – 9 automotive service bays

south-edmonton-fuel-pump-inspectionThe smaller fuel pump motors are very durable, but require a little TLC to keep them humming and pumping trouble free for many kilometers of worry free driving. The most important thing for an automotive fuel pump is clean fuel. Dirt or water contamination can cause a fuel pump to stick or seize very quickly. Keeping a fuel pump cool is critical for its longevity. This can be as simple as keeping your gas tank as full as possible at all times. When a gas tank is always run from the bottom half, the cooling volume is reduced. At a quarter of a tank or less, the fuel pump will run hotter and louder. When a vehicle runs out of fuel, the fuel pump will dry run, causing scoring and damage to the small vanes that move the fuel.

repair-fuel-system-edmontonAnother maintenance item that will help fuel pump longevity, is regular replacement of the fuel filter. This is a replacement item on most vehicles. Some newer models have a fuel filter installed on the pump and module in the tank, making it a non-serviceable item. If your vehicle has a replaceable fuel filter, the schedule for installing a new one is every two years. This will help your fuel pump move fuel with less restriction, and keep the fuel pressure at a level required for your car to run at its peak performance requirements. Due to the cost of labour to remove a fuel tank, and the price of these integrated modules, it makes god sense to help your fuel pump last as long as possible. Use clean fuel, top the tank up,  and avoid letting the gas tank get below a quarter on the gauge.  Replace your fuel filter, if it’s applicable to your vehicle.

780-466-8244
AMA Approved Auto Repair Facility
16+ yearsBetter Business Bureau Certified automotive repair shop
South Edmonton Fuel Pump Repair & Replacement – 9 automotive service bays
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