About Fuel Pump Relay Replacement
What is the fuel pump relay? The fuel pump relay is part of your fuel system and it ensures that the optimal amount of power is sent to the fuel pump, to avoid overworking and overheating the pump while it sends gasoline to the engine. The fuel pump relay is activated as soon as your turn your vehicle on. How do you know your fuel pump relay needs to be replaced? The engine cranks but will not completely start The engine functions erratically and takes a while to start up While driving, you notice your vehicle slows down without your braking How is the fuel pump relay replaced by a mobile mechanic? The hood of the vehicle is opened and put on the supports. The defective fuel pump relay is removed and a new relay is installed. Fuel pressure is tested and any error codes are cleared from the computer. The hood is closed and the vehicle is road tested to ensure the new part is working properly. How important is it to have your fuel pump relay replaced? If your fuel pump relay is broken, your fuel pump will not be activated when you start your vehicle, and this will result in your engine not getting sufficient or any gas. A malfunctioning relay can also send too much power to the fuel pump and cause damage it this part as well.