Is the fuel pump the problem? HOw to diagnose?

Asked by Feb 08, 2014 at 03:44 PM about the 2001 Ford E-Series Wagon E-150 XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 ford econoline cranks but does not start. The fuel pump noise is one clunk instead of a buzz when key turned to start. Similar no start happened two times before.  Service engine light not on. Code not detected after first time.

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The fuel pump won't trip a code in your year model. The fuel pump will time out after 3 seconds without the engine running. You could try inducing a little fuel into the intake and try cranking the engine to see if it runs. The best way to diag the fuel pump is to hook up a gauge.

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