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4 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump January 6, 2017

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4 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump, St. Charles, Missouri

Your car’s engine relies on a fuel pump for a steady supply of fuel. If you're experiencing driving difficulties such as trouble accelerating, you may be having fuel pump issues that need immediate attention. Luckily, it's relatively easy to spot symptoms of a failing fuel pump.

According to the professionals at Frecks & Sons' Automotive in Saint Peters, MO, the following are some of the signs of a malfunctioning fuel pump:

  • Weird Noise From The Fuel Tank: Hearing high-pitched noise from the fuel tank could be an indication that your fuel pump is in bad shape. Typically, fuel pumps produce a low buzzing sound when your car is running. However, if you hear strange sounds coming from the fuel tank, it's time to have your vehicle checked by a professional.

  • Engine Performance Issues: A malfunctioning fuel pump can negatively affect fuel supply since it’s the part directly responsible for feeding fuel to the engine. Since the fuel supply is not consistent in a vehicle with a failing power pump, you might experience acceleration issues, constant engine breakdowns, and a drop in fuel efficiency.

  • fuel pumpDifficulty Starting: If you're experiencing difficulty starting your engine, it may be caused by a lack of pressure from the fuel pump. The lack of pressure is the result of having an old and worn out fuel pump.

  • Failure To Start: Your vehicle needs fuel to start. If it’s not starting and you’re confident that your battery and starter is working properly, then it’s definitely a problem with your fuel pump.

If you’re dealing with a bad fuel pump, rely on the experts at Frecks & Sons' Automotive. These professionals can ensure that your car is in good working condition. Whether you need auto electrical repair, oil change, or engine repair, their trained mechanics are always ready to provide quality car care services. Call (636) 928-5326, or visit their website for more details.

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