There are many parts of a car that need maintenance since they are important for keeping it working properly. A fuel pump is one of the vital components which allows your car to utilize fuel to start.
This part can wear down naturally over time to the point where it either does not work properly or stops working altogether. That is why it is a good idea to be aware of any signs of a faulty fuel pump. Below are some common signs and symptoms that your Porsche may have a faulty fuel pump.
What does a fuel pump do?
Most vehicles with an internal combustion engine use a fuel pump in order to transfer fuel to the right place. Fuel pumps are what transfers fuel from the gas tank to the engine at the proper amounts. The fuel pump is a part of a car that is working the entire time your car is running, so it is natural for it to wear down over time.
Fuel pumps are usually one of the electric components of your Porsche. They are placed in the fuel tank, which allows it to pump fuel out of the gas tank and into your engine components. If this part starts to show signs of failure, your Porsche won’t perform to your standards, or at all.
Signs of Faulty Fuel Pumps
- Starting your engine: There are some obvious signs that a fuel pump is not working properly. If you are having trouble starting your Porsche, the fuel pump may not be providing enough pressure to the engine. This can cause your Porsche to have a hard time starting, take more cranks to start, or require the key to be turned multiple times. It is important to have your Porsche checked out for a faulty fuel pump if you are experiencing these problems.
- Stalling: Another sign that your Porsche might have a faulty fuel pump is if it is stalling at high temperatures. You can look at the thermometer of a car when it is stalling. The higher temperatures while a car is stalling means that the motor of a fuel pump is having a hard time working. This can become a problem as the fuel pump wears down. It will need to be replaced so that the engine works properly.
- Sputtering: Your Porsche may have a faulty fuel pump is if it begins to sputter when you are going at high speeds. You may notice this problem if you frequently drive on an expressway. It can be a sign of the fuel pump because it would mean that there is not a smooth flow from the gas tank to the engine. This may last a few minutes at first, but it can begin to last longer as the fuel pump wears down more. It would be a good idea to get your Porsche checked out so you can figure out if it needs a new fuel pump.
- Loss of Power: Losing power while you are accelerating or driving up a hill can also be a sign of a faulty fuel pump. A fuel pump works harder as you accelerate, and it can be a problem if the fuel pump is not providing enough fuel to the engine. Driving your Porsche up a hill also requires more fuel to be put in the engine and can lose power similar to when you are accelerating. A fuel pump is supposed to provide the right amount of fuel to the engine in both cases, so if you experience problems during either it may be a faulty fuel pump. It is important to get your Porsche checked up with either symptom to make sure it is the fuel pump.
Bavarian Auto Can Help with Faulty Fuel Pumps in your Porsche
If you are concerned about the performance of your engine, we recommend bringing your Porsche into Bavarian Auto to check for a faulty fuel pump. We utilize the latest technology to repair and maintain vehicles. Bavarian Auto is conveniently located in Ootelwah, Hickson, and Chattanooga, TN. Bring your Porsche into our shop today or call to set up an appointment with our experienced and trusted technicians.