The fuel pump supplies pressurized gasoline to each of the fuel injectors in a car engine. The fuel pump is driven by a compact electric motor and is located in the car’s gas tank. learn here how to fix the fuel pump of a Toyota Corolla.
The fuel pump is important because through a regulator it controls the pressure and output of the pump. Fuel filtration occurs in the fuel tank via a collection screen or externally with a replaceable filter mounted on the fuel supply line.
Steps to fix the fuel pump of a Toyota Corolla
A high quality fuel pump can last indefinitely.. However, as with any electromechanical component, a fuel pump will degrade and fail over time.
If it doesn’t produce adequate pressure or stops working completely, it will need to be replaced. This fault condition can sometimes be preceded or accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
How to change the fuel pump on a Corolla?
Sometimes you will not be able to fix the fuel pump of a Toyota Corolla if it will be necessary to replace it. The fuel pump is tested to make sure it is not working. To change it you must do the following:
- In the event of a faulty fuel pump, it is removed from the tank via an access panel located above the tank in the passenger compartment.
- When there is no access panel, the fuel is first drained from the tank and then the Corolla’s fuel tank must be lowered to access the pump.
- In all cases, the fuel pump supply and return hoses must be removed, as well as the EVAP system hoses and electrical connections to the pump.
- Once the pump is out, any reusable brackets and pickup screens are attached to the new pump, and the new pump is then installed.
- If the fuel system uses an external in-line filter, the filter is often changed. All hoses and electrical connections are restored.
- Fuel is added to the tank and the engine is started to check for leaks.