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Is My Fuel Line Broken Or Clogged?

17th Sep 2015

If you can’t start your vehicle, or your vehicle’s engine is sputtering or dying, you may be having issues with your fuel line. Tow your vehicle to a mechanic if you need to find out for sure. However, you should be able to narrow down the cause of your problem. Here are signs of a faulty or clogged fuel line, although the problem could exist throughout your fuelling system:

Can’t Start The Engine

If your engine won’t turn over, you may have a clogged fuel line or a fuel line that’s punctured and leaking. Your fuel line brings fuel from your fuel tank to your engine, and when that fuel doesn’t make the journey, well, your vehicle simply won’t work.

Smoking Engine

If you see smoke in your engine compartment, it is dangerous! Faulty fuel lines can cause fuel to spray or leak out, and fuel that comes into contact with a heat source may ignite. Smoke could be the result of a faulty fuel line. Do not leave your vehicle running if it is smoking. Stop, shut off your engine, and walk away from the vehicle.

Engine Is Cutting Out

If your fuel line is blocked or leaking, your engine won’t get enough fuel, or it’ll get fuel in inconsistent spurts. That’ll cause engine sputtering or it may force your engine to cut out. Don’t run your engine if it is sputtering. A sputtering engine will likely damage itself. You’ll need to have your vehicle towed to a location where it can be repaired.