Fuel System

Fuel System Diagnosis & Repairs

Your vehicle’s fuel system is one of the most important systems in your car. It delivers fuel from the gas tank to the engine, where the fuel is burned to create power. If there is a problem with your fuel system, it can cause a variety of issues, including:

  • Engine performance problems
  • Stalling
  • Hesitation
  • Decreased fuel economy
  • Increased emissions
  • Complete engine failure

If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is important to have your fuel system diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible. At Smith Automotive Solutions, we offer a full range of fuel system diagnosis and repair services. Our team of experienced technicians can diagnose and repair any problem with your fuel system, from a faulty fuel pump to clogged fuel injectors.

Fuel System Services at Smith Auto

At Smith Automotive Solutions, we have a team of experienced technicians who are certified to diagnose and repair any problem with your vehicle’s fuel system. We offer a full range of fuel pump and system services to our customers from Cleveland, TN, and surrounding areas, including:

  • Fuel Pump Replacement
  • Fuel Pressure Repairs
  • Fuel Injector Replacement
  • Fuel Filter Replacement
  • Fuel System Service

Common fuel system problems

  • Faulty fuel pump: The fuel pump is responsible for drawing fuel from the fuel tank and delivering it to the fuel injectors. If the fuel pump is faulty, it may not be able to deliver enough fuel to the engine, which can lead to poor performance, engine misfires, and even stalling.
  • Clogged fuel filter: The fuel filter removes dirt and debris from the fuel before it reaches the fuel injectors. If the fuel filter is clogged, it can restrict the flow of fuel to the engine, causing similar symptoms to a faulty fuel pump.
  • Clogged fuel injectors: Fuel injectors spray fuel into the engine cylinders. If the fuel injectors are clogged, they may not be able to deliver enough fuel to the engine, or they may deliver fuel unevenly. This can lead to poor performance, engine misfires, and increased emissions.
  • Dirty fuel tank: A dirty fuel tank can contain sediment and other contaminants that can clog the fuel filter and fuel injectors. This can lead to the same problems as a clogged fuel filter or fuel injectors.
  • Leaking fuel lines: Leaking fuel lines can pose a fire hazard and can also reduce fuel efficiency. If you smell fuel while driving, or if you see fuel dripping from the underside of your car, have the fuel system inspected immediately.
  • Faulty fuel pressure regulator: The fuel pressure regulator maintains a constant fuel pressure in the fuel system. If the fuel pressure regulator is faulty, it can cause the fuel pressure to be too high or too low. This can lead to engine problems such as misfiring, stalling, and decreased performance.

How to diagnose a fuel system problem

There are several ways to diagnose a fuel system problem. One common method is to use a fuel pressure gauge to measure the fuel pressure in the system. If the fuel pressure is too low, it can indicate a problem with the fuel pump, fuel filter, or fuel injectors. If the fuel pressure is too high, it can indicate a problem with the fuel pressure regulator.

Another way to diagnose a fuel system problem is to use a scan tool to check for trouble codes. Trouble codes are diagnostic codes that are stored in the vehicle’s computer when a problem is detected. A scan tool can be used to read these trouble codes and identify the source of the problem.

Preventive maintenance

The best way to avoid fuel system problems is to perform regular preventive maintenance. This includes having your fuel filter replaced on a regular basis (typically every 12,000 to 15,000 miles) and having your fuel injectors cleaned on a regular basis (typically every 30,000 to 50,000 miles).

 

If you need fuel pump service or any other type of auto service, visit or contact us at Smith Automotive Solutions today!