Fuel/starting

Asked by Oct 10, 2016 at 05:19 PM about the 1989 Mercury Sable

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Help! I have a 1989 mercury sable 3.0L
The car stalled while driving and since hasnt
started. I checked the fuel pressure and there was
none. I also couldnt hear the pump prime. There is
a spark. So i figured it was the fuel pump. I
replaced the fuel pump and it still wont start. There
is still no psi in fuel pressure and i still cant hear
the pump prime.

2 Answers

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Check for a blown fuel pump fuse or the fuel pump wiring harness is bad and needs to be replaced.

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Given the age of the vehicle the fuel pump may have just worn out. Since it's a Ford Product you may have a fuel pump inertia switch in the rear compartment. It should have a label near the reset switch that says something like inertia reset or fuel pump reset. If you had to panic stop then a minute or two later it stalled the switch may have tripped. Some of those switches were very touchy. HTH. -Jim

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