Troubleshooting a Fuel Transfer Pump

Out of the various parts of an engine, a very important part is the fuel transfer pump. The engine needs fuel while it is functioning with pressure and the fuel transfer pump fulfills this task. The objective that the fuel pump serves is the transfer of all fuel from the tank to cylinders with the required pressure rate. Problems occurring in the pump may be resolved by following these tips.

Tip 1: Checking a Fuel Transfer Pump

If you feel that your fuel transfer pump is not functioning properly, then do a thorough check. Remove the air filter and its covering. Place your key in the car’s ignition and switch it on without igniting the engine. Return to the spot of the air filter and listen for noise. If everything is functioning properly, there should be a lot of noise of fuel transferring into the cylinders. If you do not hear such noise then you may have a problem with your fuel pump.

Tip 2: Type of Pump for an Auxillary Tank

An auxillary tank serves the purpose of storing extra fuel for large vehicles to avoid the problem of running out of gas. It is preferable to use an electric fuel pump if you have two tanks including an auxillary tank. Using an electronic pump will prove to be comparatively reliable to other methods. The electric fuel pump will be connected to a control panel which will regulate the transfer of fuel from the main tank or the auxillary tank.

Tip 3: Changing a Fuel Transfer Pump

Find the position of your fuel parts in your car. This is the sole discretion of your manufacturer and you may seek assistance from the instruction manual or you may attempt to find it yourself. Make sure you detach everything in the battery section including all cables and hoses. Remove the fuel transfer pump. Install a new one in its place. Reattach all wires that you previously disconnected and tightly fix all the locks on the battery. Ignite your engine and check for any occurrence of leaks.

Tip 4:  Finding a Leak in Your Fuel Transfer Pump

If you find leaks in your fuel transfer pump, this can be an issue of concern. To ensure your safety, it is recommended that you immediately contact your respective manufacturer for advice. This probably means that you will need to replace the pump or the seal. However, do not deal with leaks yourself as it may be dangerous. To ensure proper handling of the situation, refer it to your manufacturer.

Tip 5: Fixing Pressure Problems

Find the pressure port of your test fuel which may be located close to the regulator. Disconnect all fuel lines and pressure lines. Add a jumper to the pressure valve. Ignite your engine and notice the reading on the pressure gauge. Isolate the pump from the rest of the system and restart the engine. The reading should be double now to ensure the proper functioning of the pump. Study the reading in comparison to the benchmark mentioned in the manual. If any reading is divergent, check all your components and their condition. Replace the transfer tank if everything else is working properly.