You love to drive your diesel truck everywhere. It is reliable, efficient and looks great on the road. However, it has been hesitating when you start it and that is causing you some concern. There are a few signs that indicate that your fuel pump is going bad. The pump can malfunction if you run it low on fuel so keeping it full can extend the life of your pump. Here are a few things to look for to determine whether you need to take it into the garage to be replaced.
Oh the Sound
Your truck might need an airdog fuel system installation if it starts to make a high pitched whine as you are driving. There are many pumps in your vehicle that could also make that sound so the best thing to do is take it to the garage to check it out.
If you are getting no power or are having difficulty accelerating, you might be having trouble with your fuel pump. The pump is slowing the flow of fuel to the components that need it. Without gas to work with, your truck will struggle to get up and go and get you down the road.
Sputtering As You Go
Your truck might be cruising along but the engine sputters while you are at your cruising speed. Much like when you have trouble speeding up, the fuel pump is not getting the rest of the engine what it needs to operate. You will want to have the system looked at before your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road.
Not Much In The Tank
If it seems like you are filling up your tank far more than you used to, you might want to get your fuel pump and filter checked out. The pump might be allowing more fuel than is necessary to flow out so your vehicle is burning more gas than it should.