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Fuel Pumps for Chevrolet Equinox

Do you need a new fuel pump for your Chevrolet Equinox? A faulty fuel pump in your Equinox can cause poor fuel economy on the highway or prevent your Chevrolet from starting entirely. Improve your MPG or make that important repair with a new fuel pump.

What are signs your Equinox needs a new fuel pump?

One of the indicators that your Equinox needs a new fuel pump is a sputtering sound while you are driving. Other indicators include:

  • Rising engine temperature
  • Decreased MPG
  • Loss of power when the vehicle is under stress
  • Engine won't start at all
How does the Chevrolet Equinox fuel pump work?

Petrol is pumped through a pipe from the tank and mixed with air in the carburetor where the engine sucks in the mixture from. In the fuel-injection system, used on some engines, the petrol and air are mixed in the inlet manifold. The fuel pump is the mechanism that draws petrol out of the tank through a pipe to the carburetor.

How do you care for a fuel pump?

The biggest factor that affects your Equinox's fuel pump is the fuel level. If you let your gas tank get too low, the sludge at the bottom of your fuel tank can enter into the fuel pump, which can clog it up and possibly damage it. Also, if your gas tank is running on empty, it may cause your fuel pump to go a second or two without fuel when you brake suddenly or while turning. Your fuel pump will also benefit if you put higher-quality gas in your Chevrolet Equinox.

Are all fuel pumps the same?

Generally, car manufacturers use similar fuel pumps. However, in some models, the difference between pumps can be seen in the direction the filter is facing. Most vendors for Equinox fuel pumps have a chart to look up your vehicle information. Just look up your Chevy's make, model, and year to be sure you have the right one.

How long do Equinox fuel pumps last?

With proper fuel maintenance, your fuel pump could last longer than 100,000 miles. For some vehicles, this has been stretched to as much as 200,000 miles. However, factors such as the use of premium fuel, which will deter blockages in the pump, will affect the fuel, and ultimately, the gas mileage potential. By using the right fuel, you can extend the life of your pump and increase your gas mileage.