2004 Ford Mustang Service engine light

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JAYYISAMUSTANGMAN
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  • 2004 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.9L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi my name is jay and my service engine light just came on and I took it up to auto zone and they said it's reading a code P1233 but they said they don't know to much about it and asked me if my car ever misfired or stopped but I told them no could you tell me what this code mean or what should I do any advice would be most appreciated.
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Saturday, February 15th, 2014 AT 6:30 PM

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Tiny
HOMER1967
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Does the vehicle ever crank over but not start? The code p1233 is referring to a fuel system issue typically the fpdm (fuel pump driver module) which just means the whole fuel pump assembly. But could also be anything from the inertia switch, which dis-able the fuel pump in an accident or collision, to the fuel pump wiring harness. In the majority of cases I've seen this it has been a fuel pump assembly issue. But I can not say for sure if that is the case wth your car.
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Saturday, February 15th, 2014 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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Thanks homer for responding but No it starts every time I crank it how can I know for sure if it's my fuel pump assembly or inertia switch and also I forgot to mention my theft light blinks when the car is not cranked. Could this also be part of the problem to.
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Saturday, February 15th, 2014 AT 10:18 PM
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Your welcome jay, unfortunatly diagnosing your vehicle is going to require several very specific tools, wiring diagrams, and an extensive knowledge of these systems. And I think that the security light is a separate issue.I would suggest that you take it to a professional to have these issues diagnosed.
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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 AT 5:18 AM
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Ok thanks and could you tell me weres the inertia switch and do you think auto zone can check it out for me or do you think it's best if I just go to the ford dealership because my regular mechanic acts like he dosent have a clue wats wrong with my car. He says I should just get my system reset so the light can turn off but I really don't want to do that if there's really something wrong with it
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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 AT 2:29 PM
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HOMER1967
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There's no need to take it to a ford dealer. Any competent technician should be able to handle this issue, you may want to re-think your regular mechanic. The inertia switch is in the trunk very close to the drivers side rear tail light.
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Sunday, February 16th, 2014 AT 4:59 PM

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