Warning Signs - From Sputtering Engines to Stalling Out
Your Toyota is a well-oiled machine that uses a variety of complicated parts to bring about the trustworthy performance that you love. Some of those parts are more important than others, though they all are important to the vehicle's overall function. The fuel pump is one of those components and also happens to be among the most critical.
Protect Your Investment
Your Toyota uses a fuel system that has many parts. Should any of those parts malfunction or become worn, the entire system will be compromised. Your car pumps gas from the tank to a place where it's mixed with air by the carburetor. The fuel/air mixture is then sucked in and used by the engine. The fuel pump is the device responsible for sucking the fuel out of the gas tank so it can be sent to the engine. It's driven by the camshaft system which creates suction along the fuel pipe through the valve.
- If your car won't start, it can be due to a malfunctioning fuel pump
- If it starts, but stutters, a bad fuel pump is probably the culprit
- If you hear strange noises when the vehicle is running, it could be an indication that your engine is under stress due to not receiving the necessary amount of fuel
Your car may also surge when the fuel pump is malfunctioning. This can be extremely dangerous because it means you're not in control of the surge. Because of the important role they play in your vehicles, gas cycle fuel pumps are meant to be tough and to last a long time. You don't have to replace your fuel pump until at least 100,000 miles are on your vehicle, and some fuel pumps have been known to last more than 200,000 miles. To help you with fuel pump problems, you can prevent them by always keeping your gas tank at least a quarter of the way full so that the pump has to withstand more heat. Low fuel levels will require your pump to work a lot harder to move the fuel. You should perform regular fuel system maintenance on your vehicle to prevent failing fuel pumps.
Have Your Fuel System Checked at Precision Imports
At Precision Imports, we have the expertise to fix a faulty fuel pump in your Toyota. Our work is backed with our 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty, providing you peace of mind that any repairs made will last. We can provide you with a loaner car, transport pricing, live updates, and quick and convenient service. Our master technicians provide a full range of mechanical work and can help you with checking engine light diagnostics required for smog emissions, testing, and state inspections. Our goal is to make auto repair and maintenance as painless as possible. Make yourself comfortable in our waiting room, where we offer free coffee, soda, and water, as well as a flat-screen television and a desk where you can work. Wear a green, sustainable business and care about the environment, so we recycle oil, coolant, and metal. Call us today to make an appointment for your Toyota to be repaired as quickly as possible.