A new tool is available to professional technicians to assist them in diagnosing and repairing fuel delivery systems. The Fuel Pump Manufacturers Council (FPMC) recently launched its new website: www.fuelpumpinfo.org.
“Technicians and shop owners shouldn’t feel alone if they are frustrated by the fuel pump and module repair work in their bays. Warranties in this area are near double digits in the automotive aftermarket industry,” said Tommy Thompson, product manager fuel management Delphi Product & Service Solutions, and FPMC chairman. “This causes a domino effect, resulting in increased administrative expense for all levels of distribution for freight and handling, loss in confidence of the product you are selling or installing, and more importantly higher downstream prices for the product to cover the additional expense,” he explained.
The new FPMC website provides professional technicians with information and education about the latest trends in fuel system diagnosis and repair.
Designed for easy navigation, the FPMC website’s categories include:
Fuel disposal procedures;
Steps to proper diagnosis and repair;
Fuel handling safety tips;
Recommended equipment vendors for fuel testers;
Technical service bulletins (TSBs);
Alternate fuel information; and
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about servicing fuel systems.
“The key to reducing warranty in the distribution chain is diagnosis,” Thompson said. He noted the three critical items in the fuel delivery system technicians should check prior to replacing the fuel pump:
Volume or fuel flow; and
The amperage or current drawof the fuel pump circuit.
“The FPMC members value technicians’ input and urge them to visit www.fuelpumpinfo.org and give us their opinions and feedback on ways to improve our site,” Thompson said.
About the Fuel Pump Manufacturers Council
The Fuel Pump Manufacturers Council (FPMC) was established by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), to address higher than normal fuel pump warranty return rates in the aftermarket. This concern led to a unique collaboration of competitors and sub-suppliers who have been working together since 2006 to find the root causes of these costly returns.
The Council’s mission is to provide professional technicians and DIY installers with the resources, tools and information required to diagnose and service automotive fuel systems more effectively through its website, www.fuelpumpinfo.org.