FUEL PUMP

  • Tiny
  • Dewhitte5849
  • 1997 Ford Contour
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 172 miles

Hi I have a 97 ford contour with a 2.0 in it. It will turn over but will not start. When I push the valve by the fuel rail no fuel comes out, so I put a new fuel pump in it. I also can't hear the pump running. But I checked for voltage and it looked like there was voltage at the pump, however I didn't have a wiring diagram. When I put a little gas in the intake it will fire up but only for a second or two. Any ideas?

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 1:58 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Check the fuel pressure with a fuel pressure tester if its within specs-How's the fuel filter/intank pick-sock strainer

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 2:05 AM
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Ok, I don't have a fuel pressure tester, but I took the fuel line off at the fuel filter and turned the key on and no fuel came out. The strainer is brand new with the pump I put in. It's like the pump isn't getting power but I was getting a reading with the volt meter at the pump connector.

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM
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Power the fuel pump from the battery and let me know what happened

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 4:32 AM
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Will do, you wouldn't have a wiring diagram for the fuel system in this car would you? Or can you tell me which pins on the fue pump are power and ground

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 4:00 PM
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Ok I jumped the fuel pump and it pumped up just fine.

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 4:53 PM
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Check and test the fuel pump fuse, fuel pump relay and inertia fuel cut off switch

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 10:14 PM
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The inertia switch has no power with the key on, and I don't know which relay is the fuel pump relay. I was able to narrow it down a little bit by jumping the relays to see what they did but other than that I don't know which one is for the fuel pump. And I dont know where the fuel pump fuse is either. Do fuel pumps when working properly, at the fuel pump get 12.6 volts like the rest of the car?

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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 10:18 PM

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