I had posted earlier about a rough idle and car died.I changed the fuel filter and now discovered that the fuel pump sometimes runs and sometimes it doesnt.I have a (spare)escort that I took the inertia switch off of and replaced on the car I am having trouble with. The car immediatly started and ran fine.I shut the car off and on several times and it started right back up. Thinking I had solved the problem I was going to drive into town for a test drive when out of the blue, once again, it wouldnt start.I also noticed that I couldnt hear the fuel pump run.I pulled the back seat cushion out, gained access to the pump and pulled it out.I looked for any visual problems and found none.I then hooked it up to a 12 volt source and the pumped worked every time. Ii placed it back in the tank and it worked a couple times and then stopped again.I checked the fuel pump relay and it also checked out fine. What in the world can be the problem? Do fuel pumps that go bad intermittently work sometimes or do I have some other problem?
Monday, May 14th, 2007 AT 11:20 AM