Tag: fuel pump

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0306 Code: Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

Engines contain cylinders that convert fuel into mechanical energy. Combustion within the cylinders fire at the right time to maximize the power they generate. When the engine’s 6th cylinder suffers...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2096 Code: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1)

There is an ideal ratio for the mixture of air and fuel that your car’s engine burns in its combustion chambers. An excessive amount of oxygen in the mixture means...Read more

DIY

Why Won’t My Car Start?

It never fails—when your car refuses to start, it happens at the most inopportune time. It’s always when, say, you’re running late for a critical doctor’s appointment or a big...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0174 Code: System Too Lean (Cylinder Bank 2)

While the P0174 OBD-II trouble code is not manufacturer-specific and is considered a generic powertrain code, it can be more common in certain car makes than others. More specifically, a...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0171 Code: System Too Lean (Bank 1)

For combustion engines to function smoothly, it needs to have a mixture of 14.7 parts air to 1 part fuel (14.7:1). To maintain this, the engine control module (ECM) constantly...Read more

DIY

How to Replace a Fuel Pump

Fixing your car yourself can create a great sense of accomplishment. On the other hand, a repair job that goes awry can lead to frustration, swearing and bloody knuckles. The...Read more

DIY

How to Diagnose a Faulty Fuel Pump

So, you think you may have a faulty fuel pump? Troubleshooting the problem is usually pretty straightforward. But occasionally, a tricky diagnosis will have you pulling out your hair and...Read more

DIY

Bad Fuel Pump Symptoms

It's a frigid winter morning and you go to start your car—it cranks and cranks but doesn't fire. Sound familiar? Then you may have a bad fuel pump. But don't...Read more

Guides

A Short Course on Fuel Systems

This article is broken down into two sections: What is a fuel system?How does a fuel system work? What is a Fuel System? The modern automobile fuel system has several...Read more

Guides

Fuel System

The function of the fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the cylinder chamber where it can be mixed with air, vaporized, and burned to produce energy. The...Read more

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