1996 Ford Bronco Won't Start or Run

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1996 Ford Bronco V8 Manual 140000 miles

Stopped running in the middle of a turn. Now I do not hear the buzzing that is normally present with the key in the ON position which is usually the fuel pump or the pump relay. I replaced the pump about 3 years ago and it has less than 15k miles on it. Can this be the pump or the relay? How can I tell which one it is without replacing one or the other first?

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 4:16 PM

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Hello davemint,
The fuel pump will need to be checked
The most reason for why a fuel pump fails is debris in the fuel tank.
When replacing fuel pump, make sure the tank is clean by shaking it with the last drop of fuel until it comes out clean . Otherwise installing a new fuel pump in a tank with accumulated debris that killed the first pump will probably kill the second new one within few months.
Your question was about how you can tell if it is fuel pump or the relay.
The best way to check the relay is to shake it.if you hear lite rattling noise,the relay is bad.if you are not sure about the noise, just replace it with the new one.
The Relay - Fuel Pump is located:
Under hood, driver side, front side of shock tower, mounted on relay block .
No buzzing noise does not mean the fuel pump is dead.
If there is power at the wiring harness connector and the pump does not buzz, the pump must be replaced, make sure the tank is clean.


if there is no power at the pump and the relay appear to be good,the wire must be open between the relay and fuel pump connector.

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Saturday, February 6th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM

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