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how can i get the fuel pump to work?

terryvideau
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Asked by terryvideau Feb 02, 2014 at 02:43 PM about the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr GS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car stopped, and i Thought it was out off gas, so i Put gas in it and thefuel pump will
not work.

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dandyoun
30,365

If you ran it out of gas the pump is probably fried.

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tennisshoes
14,145

Dandy is most likely right, sometimes you can get them to work one more time by thrumping on the fuel tank while someone cranks the engine, just make sure the car is blocked and the park brake set and if it dose start don't shut it off until you get it where you want it as it most likely won't start again.

jamnblues
3,915

So the car stopped- what caused it to stop? It wasn't low fuel- how do you know the fuel pump isn't working? There are many reasons a car will stop running- are you just guessing it's fuel? These old Ford products have primitive engine management systems called EEC in FordSpeak and this system relies on dozens of sensors to give information to a computer- I have seen that if any one of those electronic sensors fail, the engine will stop running- are you sure the problem is a fuel pump and NOT one of those 2 bit sensors?

Paul Whitlock
745

If you do decide to replace the fuel pump, dont buy the cheapest one out there, unless you want to do it again in a couple of weeks. You get what you pay for on fuel pumps

helmutkarsten
0

Left, inside the trunk is a little box, with a red button. Depress the button, start the car w/ a gas-sprinkeled-on rag in the air-intake. The red button is a sort of fuse/breaker to shut the fuel-pump off, in case of a bump/accident. This is how I got mine running again. The car had a 'bump' when it got loaded up on a wrecker, after a rear-tire blowout.

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