What Is A Fuel Injector And Why Is It Important?

The fuel system in your Ford is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. One of the key parts of any fuel system are the fuel injectors. Fuel injectors deliver fuel to the combustion chamber. Like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out. If you’re looking for fuel injectors check out our many offerings here at Blue Springs Ford Parts.

What Are Fuel Injectors?

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The fuel pump sends gasoline through the fuel lines to the fuel injector. The fuel injector methodically sprays fuel in a pattern and at a specific time to ensure proper combustion within the cylinder. If your fuel injectors are worn out or clogged, the won't spray the in the proper pattern, and your vehicle won't run as well as it used to. If you think your injectors are worn out read on to learn about some of the common issues related to worn out injectors.

What Are Some Common Fuel Injector Issues?

When a fuel injector is worn out or clogged there are a few different symptoms that you may notice. Some of these include:

  • Check engine light
  • Rough idling
  • Engine misfiring or stumbling
  • Poor performance
  • Poor fuel economy

Where Are My Fuel Injectors?

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The injectors are located at the top of the engine. They nestle into the intake manifold. They look like a small small plastic unit with connections to both the fuel rail and electrical wiring. There is one fuel injector for each cylinder.

If you think on or more of your fuel injectors are bad, there are a couple of things you should do first. First, run some fuel injector cleaner through the fuel system. If this doesn't resolve the issue, you should also diagnose the fuel pump. Sometimes a failing fuel pump will cause symptoms similar to a failing fuel injector. If you want to learn more about fuel pumps you can read this article.

If you do need to replace a fuel injector, it is a pretty straight forward job, that can be done at home. If you need injectors, you've come to the right place. At Blue Springs Ford Parts you can be confident in our 30 year history selling Ford, Mercury and Lincoln parts. Our headquarters is located in Missouri so you can be sure your parts arrive fast to either the east or west coast.  We offer OEM Ford parts backed by Ford’s replacement parts warranty. We’re also happy to take orders by phone at 1-800-248-7760.