When it comes to a vehicle as powerful and performance-based as Jaguar, ensuring that performance is all about keeping the parts under the hood in working order. With this in mind, taking your vehicle into the shop after noticing issues arise should always be the first thing you do.
Truthfully, it’s always best to never attempt to fix a problem by yourself, as you likely won’t have the experience or skills needed to tackle the repair. Additionally, there are a number of issues that can lead to more serious issues if they are not fixed correctly.
One such issue can arise with the fuel pump of your Jaguar. This is an important piece of your car that requires the utmost attention when being fixed due to how impactful it is to your vehicle. With that in mind, if you suspect something has gone wrong with your fuel pump, don’t hesitate to bring it in today.
How does the fuel pump work?
When you fill your car up with gas, it is stored within the fuel tank where it stays until it is needed. However, have you ever wondered about how it gets transferred to the fuel injectors where it can be sprayed into the engine? The answer is the fuel pump.
Whenever you press down on the accelerator of your vehicle, a certain amount of air is let into the engine bay. This amount is then detected by a component known as the engine control unit, which then tells the fuel injectors how much fuel to inject into the engine so that the optimal air to fuel mixture can be met. When the engine control unit tells the fuel injectors this, the fuel pump is needed to pull the right amount from the tank.
This pump operates using suction power to pull the fuel up and send it through the system when required. In short, your vehicle would quickly become inoperable if the fuel pump ceased its functions. Additionally, there is a filter within the fuel pump that stops impurities from being sent into the fuel injectors and, by extension, the engine.
Over time, however, this filter may have issues arise or the fuel pump may simply become clogged for a different reason. Regardless, this is an issue you will want to get fixed right away before it devolves into a more serious problem. To that end, below are some of the most common signs to look out for that can tell you when your fuel pump is clogged and needs to be fixed.
Signs of a Clogged Fuel Pump
As mentioned, your fuel pump is one of the only reasons you can drive your car when you press down on the gas. Without it, fuel would have no way of getting into the engine. It’s best to learn the common warning signs that point to your Jaguar’s fuel pump being clogged:
- Fuel Pressure Gauge: All the gauges on your dashboard tell you a lot about your car’s operations and how things are going in the areas you cannot see under the hood. The fuel pressure gauge is an important component that can tell you how the fuel system is operating. If you notice rapid changes in this gauge, it is possible that you have a clog in the pump.
- Engine Sputtering: Should your engine start sputtering at high speeds, it’s possible that it is not getting enough fuel to operate as it should. This may be indicative of a fuel pump clog and should be a cause for you to take your vehicle into the shop right away.
- Engine Will Not Start: If your engine is not getting enough gas due to a clogged fuel pump, it may have trouble starting up at all. With this in mind, take your vehicle into the shop right away so that you can get your vehicle fixed and back out on the road.
How World Class Auto Repairs Can Help
At World Class Auto Repairs, we understand just how important the fuel pump is to your Jaguar’s performance. We also understand how much you have come to love the performance your Jaguar brings to the table.
We have worked with clients around Boca Raton, FL for years and can help solve whatever problem you bring to our garage. Please give us a call or come visit us to see why we are the best in the auto repair business.