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Suspect fuel pump car won't start spray a starting fluid starts right away how hard is it to change

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SUZUKI Vitara Fuel Pumps

Description: There are two types of fuel pumps, mechanical fuel and electrical fuel pump. A mechanical fuel pump produces low pressure (3 to 7 PSI) and is usually driven by the engine and found on vehicles equipped with a carburetor. SUZUKI Vitara 1987 and newer all use electric fuel pumps, because of the introduction of electronic fuel injection. Electric fuel pumps produce higher pressure typically 10 to 50 PSI.

Purpose: The purpose of your SUZUKI Vitara fuel pump is to provide a constant fuel flow and pressure to the engine. A fuel pump pushes fuel from the tank and sends it under pressure to the injectors, which spray it into the engine’s intake manifold. The fuel pressure is kept constant by a fuel pressure regulator.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions: SUZUKI Vitara Fuel pumps require no maintenance. Regular fuel filter changes can help extend the life of the electric fuel pump on electronic fuel injection equipped vehicles. A clogged filter can restrict fuel flow shorting the life of the fuel pump. You can also help prolong the life of the fuel pump by keeping as must fuel as possible in the tank. Since fuel cools the pump, having plenty of fuel in the tank helps keep the pump from overheating. A restricted fuel pump inlet strainer can starve the pump, causing it to overheat and fail. Buying your gasoline from a reputable dealer can eliminate this problem. Proper voltage at the fuel pump, and fuel pressure should be checked before replacing the fuel pump. Consult your service mechanic for proper pressure and testing procedures. Keeping your SUZUKI Vitara fuel system properly maintained is vital to your vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency.

Failure symptoms: A failing or faulty electric fuel pump can cause various symptoms including a loud whine from the fuel tank area, hesitation when accelerating, and lack of performance and stalling.

WARNING: Ignoring these symptoms may lead to a total fuel pump failure disabling the vehicle.

AKA: Gas pump, fuel transfer pump, EFP

Location: SUZUKI Vitara electric fuel pumps are almost always located inside the fuel tank, but there are some vehicles where the pump may be located along the frame rail or mounted to the body near the fuel tank. The fuel pump has a strainer at its inlet to filter out fuel tank contaminants.

You can replace the fuel pump yourself.If you have proper part and tools available.In other case your regular mechanic is advisable to do this job. Thanks. keep updated for any more can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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