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Airtex News & Events

10.17.2014

One of every three pumps sold in the aftermarket is an Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems pump. Providing unsurpassed coverage for a full range of domestic and import vehicles means covering more than 241 million vehicles in operation today!

10.17.2014

Headquartered in Fairfield, Ill., Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems is the leading U.S. automotive aftermarket manufacturer of electrical and mechanical fuel delivery system components.

10.16.2014

Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems, the world’s largest manufacturer of fuel pumps, now has a Spanish version of it’s award winning FuelPumpU.com technical training website. This online resource, which offers real-time educational assistance, as well as current and in-depth information and fuel pump replacement support, is now available both in English and Spanish. Technicians can now visit the website for a myriad of technical resources and videos on diagnostic training and fuel delivery education in the language of their choice.

09.12.2014

It is important the correct fuel pump replacement is sold and installed in the specific applications. There are several factors that are important considerations in looking up the application-specific fuel pump. Also, GM uses several different in-tank sender assemblies for the same make and model of vehicles.

09.10.2014

When you purchase products, you will often see references to ISO quality standards. As a consumer, technician or sales person, understanding these quality ratings can be beneficial. For example, Airtex Fuel Delivery Systems are manufactured in compliance with ISO/TS 16949:2009.

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10.21.2014

In today’s vehicles, the camshaft and crankshaft sensors perform the same function as the distributor in early model vehicles. It’s a collaborative effort used to determine the exact position of the number 1 cylinder in respect to top dead center on the compression stroke.

10.10.2014

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM), also referred to as the Electronic Control Unit (ECU), uses several sensors to create a fuel flow strategy. Its strategy always includes maintaining an average of 14.7:1 fuel ratio.

09.04.2014

When the time comes to replace or repair the fuel pump, the fuel gauge sending unit, or fuel lines, it may be necessary to lower the gas tank for accessibility.  It’s important to take precautions and find a friend or service partner to help with this project.  Gas tanks may be very heavy, even when drained.

09.04.2014

Did you know that nearly 75 percent of all aftermarket fuel pump returns are the result of vehicle misdiagnosis? Whenever the fuel delivery system acts up, our minds seem to jump to the worst-case scenario:  fuel pump replacement. In many cases, the fuel pump is falsely blamed and replaced -- an expensive treatment that fails to cure the actual cause of the problem. To avoid unnecessary trouble and expense, take the time to determine whether your fuel pump is truly dead before replacing it.

09.04.2014

A fuel injector will be unable to inject the correct quantity of fuel if the fuel pressure is not within the specifications for that vehicle. A vehicle with a computer may be able to compensate for an incorrect fuel pressure to some extent by altering the fuel/air mixture. However, this is still likely to cause driveability problems while the engine is cold. Fuel pressure tests can generally be categorized into low-pressure tests and high-pressure tests.

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