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

24,635

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 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • fuel pump 2 answers

    fuel pump reset switch location

    1989 Ford Thunderbird

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fuel pump 1 answer

    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 on...

    1992 Ford Thunderbird Sport

    -

    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

  • 1993 Ford Thunderbird LX V8 5.0 302 fuel pump issues 2 answers

    Hi i have feul pump issues. I took it to an machanic 5 months ago and 5 months before that i took it again for the same problems. and now its happening again the fuel pump does not come on because i d...

    1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,580
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,530
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Corvette
147 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 31,195 listings starting at $369
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,350 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
45 Great Deals out of 2,814 listings starting at $4,530
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
44 Great Deals out of 3,935 listings starting at $2,985
Used Mercury Cougar
194 listings
Used Pontiac Firebird
4 Great Deals out of 768 listings starting at $1,791
Used BMW 3 Series
945 Great Deals out of 30,260 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
70 listings starting at $9,885
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $7,485
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 156 listings starting at $9,500
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 360 listings starting at $5,991

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.