Another One Bites The Snow: Signs You Have A Bad Snowmobile Fuel Pump

The fuel pump is a crucial piece of equipment for any vehicle, from dirt bikes to trucks to snowmobiles. Without your fuel pump, your snowmobile won't be able to run.

That said, when your fuel pump starts to go south and fail, you need to replace it as soon as possible. Here are some warning signs that your fuel pump may be nearing the end of its life and it may be time to replace it.

Your snowmobile regularly loses power

One of the biggest signs your snowmobile has a bad fuel pump is when you routinely lose power whether you're climbing a hill or going at high speed. In many cases, lost power is actually a sign of another problem such as an engine issue or a pinched fuel line.

But if you're intermittently losing power while you're running your snowmobile and you've already determined the problem isn't related to your fuel filter, engine, or another equipment piece, chances are the issue is with your fuel pump.

You lose power when you come to a stop

Speaking of losing power frequently, a sign that your snowmobile's power issues are related to the fuel pump rather than other parts is if you lose power after coming to a stop.

Your fuel pump needs to deliver fuel to your snowmobile's engine when you drive away from a dead stop. This allows you to drive off.

Bad fuel pumps can cause your snowmobile's engine to stutter because it doesn't have the fuel it needs to accelerate your motor. Your snowmobile might go, stop, and then go again.

It's important to note that, while this is a sign of a bad fuel pump, it can also be a sign that you have a bad oxygen sensor. Talk to your snowmobile dealer or mechanic to get a better idea of the root cause. If your oxygen sensor is running fine, the problem is most likely your fuel pump.

Your engine cranks but doesn't start

A bad fuel pump or clogged fuel filter can keep your snowmobile from getting the fuel it needs to rev up your engine. This can cause your engine to crank, but fail to start.

You may also potentially have an issue with your snowmobile's timing belt or smart plugs so it's important to have your snowmobile checked out before you determine the problem yourself. If it's been over a year since you last replaced your fuel filter, replace the filter and try your snowmobile's engine again.

Best case scenario, you may only need to replace your snowmobile's fuel pump. Worst case scenario, you may need to replace more than just your snowmobile equipment. You might need to replace the entire snowmobile.

Do you need replacement snowmobile equipment?

Snowmobiling is one of the world's most favorite winter sports; up to 118,657 snowmobiles were sold internationally in 2017. But it's important that you take care of your snowmobile too and that you don't just ride it.

Whether you're looking for snowmobile equipment or a new snowmobile entirely to make the most of your winter season, Nelson's Speed Shop has what you need to tear up the snow. To learn more about our snowmobiles for sale or snowmobile equipment, contact Nelson's Speed Shop today.

The fuel pump is a crucial piece of equipment for any vehicle, from dirt bikes to trucks to snowmobiles. Without your fuel pump, your snowmobile won't be able to run.

That said, when your fuel pump starts to go south and fail, you need to replace it as soon as possible. Here are some warning signs that your fuel pump may be nearing the end of its life and it may be time to replace it.

Your snowmobile regularly loses power

One of the biggest signs your snowmobile has a bad fuel pump is when you routinely lose power whether you're climbing a hill or going at high speed. In many cases, lost power is actually a sign of another problem such as an engine issue or a pinched fuel line.

But if you're intermittently losing power while you're running your snowmobile and you've already determined the problem isn't related to your fuel filter, engine, or another equipment piece, chances are the issue is with your fuel pump.

You lose power when you come to a stop

Speaking of losing power frequently, a sign that your snowmobile's power issues are related to the fuel pump rather than other parts is if you lose power after coming to a stop.

Your fuel pump needs to deliver fuel to your snowmobile's engine when you drive away from a dead stop. This allows you to drive off.

Bad fuel pumps can cause your snowmobile's engine to stutter because it doesn't have the fuel it needs to accelerate your motor. Your snowmobile might go, stop, and then go again.

It's important to note that, while this is a sign of a bad fuel pump, it can also be a sign that you have a bad oxygen sensor. Talk to your snowmobile dealer or mechanic to get a better idea of the root cause. If your oxygen sensor is running fine, the problem is most likely your fuel pump.

Your engine cranks but doesn't start

A bad fuel pump or clogged fuel filter can keep your snowmobile from getting the fuel it needs to rev up your engine. This can cause your engine to crank, but fail to start.

You may also potentially have an issue with your snowmobile's timing belt or smart plugs so it's important to have your snowmobile checked out before you determine the problem yourself. If it's been over a year since you last replaced your fuel filter, replace the filter and try your snowmobile's engine again.

Best case scenario, you may only need to replace your snowmobile's fuel pump. Worst case scenario, you may need to replace more than just your snowmobile equipment. You might need to replace the entire snowmobile.

Do you need replacement snowmobile equipment?

Snowmobiling is one of the world's most favorite winter sports; up to 118,657 snowmobiles were sold internationally in 2017. But it's important that you take care of your snowmobile too and that you don't just ride it.

Whether you're looking for snowmobile equipment or a new snowmobile entirely to make the most of your winter season, Nelson's Speed Shop has what you need to tear up the snow. To learn more about our snowmobiles for sale or snowmobile equipment, contact Nelson's Speed Shop today.

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