A fuel injector can go bad mechanically or electrically. However, there are typically clear signs that your fuel injector needs to be replaced but if you are unsure, you can take it to your trusted diesel repair shop. A diesel technician can perform tests to see if a fuel injector has failed.
A few signs that your injector is going bad include:
- Poor engine performance or misfires
- A check engine light comes on
- Hard starting or poor idle – especially after the vehicle has been sitting overnight
- Black smoke from tailpipes
- Foul odor from tailpipes
- You notice a decrease in fuel efficiency
Replacing A Bad Fuel Injector
A bad fuel injector can cause major issues in your vehicle so repairing it as soon as you notice any issues is important. Taylor Diesel carries replacement injectors for all the major brands and year models. When you are looking for diesel parts, you may often run across Reman (or remanufactured) parts. Many people wonder if using reman parts are ok, or if they should stick with only new parts. For over 70 years, Taylor Diesel has been an industry leader in this market saving customers time and money by rebuilding their diesel fuel injection pumps, injectors, and turbochargers. Let’s take a look at the differences between reman vs new diesel fuel injectors. You can learn more about remanufactured injectors here.