By "same thing" do you mean it runs continuously but you get just a dribble of gas? I don't know if your pump is the same as older ones but in some cases it pumps fuel into a bowl, then pumps from that bowl to the engine. If you have the assembly out of the tank and you just set the pickup screen in some gas, it won't pump any gas if that bowl is empty.
Also, before you buy the new one, Ford had a problem on some models where they had a rubber hose connecting the pickup screen to the pump. That hose would dry rot and leak. Air would get sucked up instead of gas. The clue was the car would run fine until the level in the tank dropped enough to expose that leak. As I recall, that occurred at about 1/4 tank.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 AT 2:39 PM