When it comes to automotive emergencies, overheating often tops the list. While not as instantly catastrophic as a brake failure or a blown-out tire, overheating can destroy your car in almost no time. Once your car's temperature gauge begins to climb, you won't have long to take quick action, and you'll certainly need to arrange for a tow rather than trying to limp your car home.
Fortunately, you can take some steps to handle this roadside emergency safely and without causing unnecessary damage to your car.
Most gasoline-powered vehicles will have a fuel rail pressure sensor, which measures the amount of pressure in the fuel rail. It then sends that information to the engine control module (ECM). The ECM then talks to the fuel pump control module to control the fuel pressure and injection timing. If your sensor isn't working correctly, your engine's performance levels will drop and you'll see an increase in emissions and unburnt fuel. If you see any of the following signs appear in your vehicle, your fuel rail pressure sensor may not be working correctly.