How Do Fuel Injector Problems Occur?
Carbon deposits build up in a vehicle’s fuel system over time, causing clogs and uneven flow of fuel. If the fuel injectors become clogged, the combustion chambers will have insufficient fuel to fire properly, resulting in engine hesitation and other performance problems. Deposits can also form on the throttle body, in the intake manifold, and in the catalytic converter. This accumulation of carbon and sludge can cause a drastic drop in both fuel economy and performance.
The Truth Behind Fuel Additives
Fuel additives are not a solution to clogged fuel injectors. They may help a vehicle improve its performance and mileage temporarily, but cannot remove all of the carbon deposits in other parts of the fuel system. These deposits can loosen and then move through the fuel lines and create new clogs in the fuel injectors. Fuel additive products may claim that they can work wonders on your system, but you need to know that they cannot live up to such claims. The cost of continually adding fuel additives into your vehicle’s gas tank will quickly exceed the cost of a fuel injection system service.
Fuel Injection System Services
A full fuel injection service involves cleaning carbon deposits from the vehicle’s catalytic converter, throttle body, valves and injectors. If the carbon deposits are severe enough, the injectors may need to be removed and reconditioned. At Lamb’s, we perform visual inspections of fuel leaks, fuel pressure bleed-down tests, injector contribution tests, and complete repair or replacement of injectors, regulated components, filters and fuel pumps. All of our technicians have experience in diagnosing fuel system problems. They are familiar with the fuel injection systems of many different care makes and models.
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Bring your car in right away if your vehicle is hesitating, having trouble starting, achieving poor gas mileage or operating sluggish with poor performance. Our technicians are here to analyze, diagnose and fix your vehicle. Call us today at any of our Austin area locations to restore your vehicle to peak performance so you can achieve optimal gas mileage as quickly as possible and at a reasonable cost.