fuel pump not kicking on when u turn the key over...replaced the started , starter solenoid, fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel relay, and checked the inertia switch so eveything is fine, i also checked the power going to the pump and it lights up... what should i do next?

Asked by Dec 03, 2014 at 10:27 AM about the 1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

on a 1997 f-150 with a 5.4 triton motor

3 Answers


There is a possibility you received a bad pump out of the box. Check the spec on the pump and determine how many volts suppose to be supplied to it. Check the voltage at the connection to the pump. If you are getting the correct voltage, suspect the pump. Remove it again and have it tested.

the pump is good when i dropped the tank again i hooked it straight up the the battery and it kicked on ... i'm thinking there might be a bad ground somewhere


Then check for voltage directly at the connection at the pump. If you do not get 12 volts, or whatever is called for, at the positive and negative leads then you have found the problem.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 220,358 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,222.


Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
877 Great Deals out of 59,609 listings starting at $1,980
Used Dodge Ram 1500
336 Great Deals out of 9,586 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Tacoma
427 Great Deals out of 42,057 listings starting at $2,600
Used Ford Mustang
274 Great Deals out of 38,355 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250
420 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Explorer
847 Great Deals out of 64,621 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
590 Great Deals out of 37,467 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 140,782 listings starting at $19,500
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
176 Great Deals out of 11,302 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
192 Great Deals out of 8,257 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
335 Great Deals out of 10,374 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
530 Great Deals out of 12,861 listings starting at $8,991

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.