Len’s Automotive

1620 136th PL NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

425.641.4880
repair shop

Fuel Pump Failure

Posted on December 09,13 by lensauto

Len’s Automotive, Inc. Tech Question:
I was driving on a local Bellevue highway and my SUV started sputtering and then the engine finally quit and I couldn’t get it started. I was towed to a shop in Bellevue and found out I had to replace my fuel pump.

What could I have done to have saved my

fuel pump?

Len’s Automotive, Inc. Answer:
This is a tough one for Bellevue auto owners because there isn’t any maintenance recommended for fuel pumps. They’re inside the fuel tank and you really can’t get to them without removing the tank. But Bellevue auto owners can do some things to make their job easier so they last a little longer.

A lot of vehicles are equipped with a fuel filter on their gas line. This filters out dirt and rust from the gas tank before it gets to the engine. Replacing a clogged fuel filter as recommended reduces the strain on your fuel pump.

Many newer vehicles driving around Bellevue have their fuel filter inside the fuel tank so it cannot be changed. A good tip for WA auto owners is to not run the fuel tank too low – this can cause fuel starvation that excessively wears the pump. Also, you can’t go wrong using good quality gas with high levels of detergent. This helps prevent the buildup of varnish and gum all along the fuel system.

A professional fuel system cleaning will clean fuel injectors and help remove carbon deposits from the valves and combustion chamber.

All these things improve fuel economy and increase performance for Bellevue auto owners. Ask your helpful Len’s Automotive, Inc. service advisor if a fuel system cleaning is recommended.

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Len’s Automotive, Inc.
1620 136th Place NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.641.4880

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At Len’s Automotive, Inc. in Bellevue WA (98005) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 425.641.4880. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

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Len’s Automotive

1620 136th PL NE

Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone: 425.641.4880

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