Do you need a Fuel Pump replacement in Columbia SC. Import Specialties of Columbia does Fuel Pump replacement on British, German, and European import vehicle types.
We have the tools and equipment to quickly and correctly perform Fuel Pump Repair in Columbia SC.
Fuel Pump Replacement Cost
Fuel pump replacement cost varies greatly depending on vehicle make and model. Contact us for a Fuel Pump Repair Price Estimate.
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The cost of replacing a fuel pump on fuel injected vehicles can be expensive.
Often the fuel pump assembly is replaced as a unit that includes the pump, fuel strainer, fuel gauge sending unit, fuel pressure regulator, tank seal, mounting hardware, and emission control sensors. While replacing all these parts at the same time can prevent future costly repairs of these included components it does increase the fuel pump part cost.
Fuel pump replacement labor cost varies greatly depending on the vehicle and how much labor is required to replace the pump. Fuel pumps on fuel injected vehicles are located inside the fuel tank. On many vehicles the fuel tank needs to be removed from the vehicle to do a fuel pump replacement. This results in high fuel pump replacement labor cost.
European vehicles usually have high quality fuel pumps that last a long time. But when they do fail the parts can be more expensive than North American vehicles. However, fuel pump replacement labor cost is lower since many import vehicles do not require the fuel tank to be removed from the vehicle when replacing the fuel pump.
Fuel Pump Problem Symptoms
Fuel pumps do wear out and require periodic replacement. Import vehicles usually have better quality fuel pumps but they too eventually wear out or fail from age.
Unfortunately there is no accurate way to inspect or predict when a fuel pump will fail. Your vehicle can be running fine one moment and stall or quit running the next.
Common warning signs of a fuel pump problem:
Prolonged engine cranking before it starts.
Vehicle stalls without warning. Sometimes will start after waiting a period of time for pump to cool (e.g. overnight).
vehicle loses power while accelerating.
engine sputters or hesitates when accelerating.
hard to start when engine warm, excessive cranking, rough running if starts.
If you notice any of these symptoms it is best to have your auto repair shop check and test the fuel pump before it completely fails and leaves you stranded on the side of the road.
Fuel Pump Function
A fuel pump is a part of the fuel system. It pumps fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. Your vehicle will not run without a working fuel pump.
Other parts of the fuel system include fuel tank, fuel gauge, fuel filter, fuel lines (pipes), electrical wiring, fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump relay, fuel pump fuse, and engine control computer.
Common Fuel System Problems
Fuel pump worn out (high mileage/use, worn pump).
Fuel tank damage (road hazard debris, or collision damage).
Fuel filter (blocked from water, dirt, lack of maintenance).
Fuel line damage, or rust (collision damage, road salt, age).
Fuel pump electrical wiring (collision damage, rodent chewing)
Fuel pump relay failure (caused by age/wear, or overload from damaged wiring or worn fuel pump)
Fuel pump fuse failure (usually caused by fuel pump problem).
Engine control computer (no signal to fuel pump).
Fuel Pump Failure Causes
Fuel Pump Overheating
Two common causes of fuel pump failure are running your fuel tank at low fuel level, and not replacing the fuel filter. This places excessive stress on the pump and premature fuel pump failure.
When you operate your vehicle with low fuel level the fuel pump can overheat and prematurely fail. The fuel acts as coolant for the fuel pump. Fuel tanks are usually under the rear of the vehicle and heat reflected from hot pavement when stopped in traffic quickly heats the smaller amount of fuel in the tank which provides less cooling for the pump.
Plugged Or Restricted Fuel Filter
A plugged fuel filter places a high load on the fuel pump as it works harder to deliver fuel to the engine. The pump is constantly overloaded and quickly fails. You should do a fuel filter replacement once per year to prevent premature fuel pump repair.
Fuel pump failure can cause a safety risk when your vehicle stalls unexpectedly in traffic. Fuel pump failure can happen with no warning.
Contact Import Specialties of Columbia for a fuel pump replacement estimate.