SureTrack Real Fix: Mecanical Fuel Pumps Are Still Around

SureTrackHigh fuel pressure can be unnerving to a technician who hasn’t dealt with it before. Everyone has heard the horror stories about unthinkably high fuel pressure coupled with potentially fatal voltage.

While this is extremely important to watch out for, below is a completely different, common problem that puts the high pressure fuel system pretty much out of commission.

While it would not be the first thing to inspect for a “lack of power” complaint, it is a common issue from early Volkswagen models equipped with a high fuel pressure system. The Real Fix below is a great addition to your reference library.

Vehicle
2006, Volkswagen GTI, 2.0

System
Engine

Title
No Power, Replaced Camshaft and High Pressure Fuel Pump

Complaint
The customer states the vehicle lacks power.

Cause
Performed a road test to verify the customer’s complaint, and confirmed the vehicle had a lack of power. Removed the valve cover to gain access to the high pressure fuel pump for inspection and discovered the intake camshaft lobe that drives the high pressure fuel pump had been worn down. The worn camshaft lobe damaged the high pressure fuel pump and camshaft follower.

Correction
Replaced the camshaft and the high pressure fuel pump and performed a road test to verify the vehicle operated properly. Confirmed the customer’s concern had been corrected.


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