Fuel pump

Asked by Dec 05, 2013 at 02:58 PM about the 1992 Ford Thunderbird Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My T-Bird started to stall when starting from stopped so I changed the fuel filter and that seemed to fix it.  Now with cooler weather it has stalled several times from stopped position and it will only start again with continued pumping of the gas peddle.  Does that sound like a bad fuel pump or something else?  It has a 5 Litre fuel injected engine with 130,000 miles.

1 Answer

23,785

It's possible that you fuel pump is failing but it is also possible that your TFI Module is failing too. You need to first determine if your car is losing fire or fuel. You should never have to pump the pedal of a fuel injected vehicle. If it were up to me: Hook up a scan tool and retrieve any codes from the computer (EEC-IV) system. A MAP sensor failure can cause a stalling problem - so can a carbon-laden EGR valve. Hook up a fuel pressure gauge and test the fuel pressure and volume (yes, I've even secured the gauge to the windscreen to watch the pump while I drive it) and have a spark tester handy for when it does stall to check for a lack of spark.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • fuel pump 2 answers

    fuel pump reset switch location

    1989 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel Pump or Fuel Filter? 1 answer

    How do I tell if I need to replace the fuel pump vs. the fuel filter? My car is a 1997 Ford Thunderbird. In the mornings when I go to start it for work I have to wait 10-15 minutes for the car to bu...

    1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is it the Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump or Wiring? 9 answers

    My 1992 T-Bird, was doing really good until I got it smog, had an o2 sensor replace and an egr sensor. Went to a Valero gas station then it started running horribly, jerking, missing, I burned out the...

    Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where is the fuel pump located on a 1995 4.6 L T-Bird LX model? 2 answers

    Is there One or Two pumps- a transfer and a pressure pump?

    1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • fuel pumps 4 answers

    where are the fuel pumps located

    1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,540
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,490
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
371 Great Deals out of 46,937 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
102 Great Deals out of 20,382 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
144 Great Deals out of 32,807 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,232 Great Deals out of 208,467 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
45 Great Deals out of 2,990 listings starting at $2,900
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
46 Great Deals out of 4,412 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 742 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 3 Series
962 Great Deals out of 33,255 listings starting at $1,000
Used Lincoln Continental
4,162 listings starting at $41,448

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
71 listings starting at $9,495
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
148 listings starting at $8,500
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
150 listings starting at $6,995
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 316 listings starting at $6,991