94 Taurus won't start til the fuel pump shuts off

Asked by Jan 05, 2011 at 06:12 PM about the 1994 Ford Taurus GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 94 3.8 Taurus that sometimes has trouble starting. You can gear the fuel pump
working as soon as you turn on the switch, however, instead of pumping for a few seconds
and cutting off, it may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour before cutting off. The
car will turn over but won't start until the pump stops pumping. This seems to be worse the
linger the car sits without being started; if it sits mire than a day, it will usually run the battery
down before it stops. On the other hand, if I'm driving around and start back within a small
amount if time (up to a few hours) it starts up normally. I've replaced the battery, fuel pump,
and filter and am at a loss about what to try next. Any thoughts?

4 Answers

sounds like a stuck FP relay,is located under hood on driver side on firewall you will see 3 relays,unplug 1 at a time until FP shouts off replace.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

I found the relay (integrated control module) on top of the radiator, tried replacing it, no difference.

OK,what I would try next is Bleading the fuel rail for air in the system,is a valve on top of rail,looks like a tire valve.turn keyswitch on,use small screwdriver,golf tee,anything small enough to push valve down,put a couple of old rags down,keep your face away from it ,push valve down see if any air comesout,theirwill be fuel comeing out also,if it bubles the system has air in it,keep doing this until bubles quit,dont hold valve down but a few seconds at a time,u will have to do this several times to get all air out of fuel system.if this dont work,problem may be a bad keyswitch.

i to have a 94 3.8 and have head the same problem but i replaced the fuel pump drove it from colorado to indana 3 days later same inshow put a new battry in it you can drive it a round the block and some time ill just pull back where i park and then ill die or ill cut off driveing and the same thing happenss cud tak few mins or a hour befor you hear the pump then i can start it back up

Your Answer

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 16,479 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,850.

ZIP:

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,190
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,020
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
729 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Impala
516 Great Deals out of 33,923 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Explorer
856 Great Deals out of 63,388 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150
2,317 Great Deals out of 183,061 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,112 Great Deals out of 61,914 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 30,790 listings starting at $3,550
Used Toyota Camry
1,045 Great Deals out of 72,497 listings starting at $295
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
632 Great Deals out of 26,013 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
5,165 listings starting at $14,532
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 1,902 listings starting at $13,000
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,446 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,214 listings starting at $7,900
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,308 listings starting at $6,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.