Let’s Talk About Your Vehicle’s Fuel System and Its Crucial Parts

Unless you drive an electric automobile, you won’t get anywhere without fuel, whether diesel or gasoline. Maintaining your vehicle’s fuel system is critical. This is the system that draws the gasoline out of the tank and circulates it where it needs to go so engine combustion can begin. Without combustion, again, you won’t get anywhere. JTR Repair services and repairs fuel systems on all types of automobiles. Let’s talk about the critical parts of this system.


If you drive a new car, you don’t have a carburetor. Carburetors are a thing of the past, but they are a pretty amazing thing. Older cars with carburetors oftentimes need adjustments to the carburetor to ensure that the air and fuel mixed by this part are combined using the correct ratios. We can adjust or replace your carburetor in your older car when it needs it.

Fuel Filter

The fuel filter plays a very critical role. It works much like an air filter in that it removes contaminants from the fuel so that it is pure when it is used in the engine. Even the cleanest fuel is a bit dirty. Sediment, dirt, and other contaminants are already in the diesel fuel or gasoline that you put in your automobile. The fuel filter filters all of the gunk out.

Fuel Hoses

Fuel travels through hoses to make its way to the carburetor or fuel injectors. Newer cars have fuel injectors, but more on that next. Fuel hoses are generally made of rubber, and they last a long time. This doesn’t mean that they don’t harden and crack over time, especially when they’re exposed to engine heat. We can replace your fuel hoses before they start leaking.

Fuel Injectors

Fuel injectors are the new carburetor in automobiles. These fuel system parts use nozzles to spray gasoline or diesel fuel into the chamber where engine combustion occurs. Depending on the type of fuel injection your vehicle has, the injectors will spray the fuel into the cylinders directly or into the intake manifold. Fuel injectors can get clogged and can also start leaking.

Fuel Pump

Your fuel pump can also get clogged, it can overheat, and it can leak. Fuel pumps are sturdy parts that usually last more than 100,000 miles, but they aren’t invincible. If you keep putting miles on your automobile, you’ll need the fuel pump replaced eventually. Without the fuel pump, fuel will not be pulled out of the tank and delivered to the engine.

Fuel Tank

Finally, we know were being obvious but without a fuel tank, you would not be able to put gas in your car. This tank is where the gasoline or diesel fuel rests until the fuel pump draws it out. Fuel tanks can become clogged with sediment, they can corrode, and they can eventually start leaking. We can fix that and any other fuel system problem here at JTR Repair, Inc., in Crawfordsville, IN.