1995 Ford Explorer Bad fuel pump?

Tiny
IN4SIT
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  • 1995 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,000 MILES
Hi all, I have a 95 Ford Explorer Limited V6 4.0 L 4 Door, with 4 wheel drive.

I got this used and about a month ago, I could hear the fuel pump start every time I turned the truck on and after I shut it off. It was very noisy and you could hear it plain as day.

I drove it yesterday and all was good but then it started to sputter and then it died on me. I pulled it off to the side of the road, wait for a bout 3 mins and started it again. All was ok and I drove it 3 miles to my house.

I drove it the next day, about 3 or 4 miles and it seemed that after I gave it some gas to go up a hill. It shifted down and all that. But after that, it start to sputter again. And it died. This time. When I tried to start it. It would just sputter. Now it will just crank over and thats it.

I was going to replace the pump, but want to make sure that its the problem before I drop the tank and all that fund stuff.

What do you all think?
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Sunday, April 6th, 2008 AT 8:34 AM

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Tiny
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Can you hear it run when the key is turned to on? And if it continued to run with the key off, check the relay in the underhood fuse box. If it no longer runs swap one of the other relays to the fuel pump. See if it runs. Go to Autozone and rent a test gauge, screw it onto the valve on the fuel rail, turn key on.
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Sunday, April 6th, 2008 AT 8:49 AM
Tiny
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Lastnight, I could hear it a few times when I started it and when it shut it off. But now I can not hear it. The truck just turns over now and thats it.

So the relay for the fuel pump with be in with the fuses. And when you talk about "swap the relays to the fuel pump", are you talking about a fuse?

The test gauge you are talking about, you say to screw it in to the valve on the fuel rail. Where would the fuel rail be?
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Sunday, April 6th, 2008 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm
Check video out..
Relays are in the underhood fuse/relay center on Fords they are black plastic box shaped plug in types...swap the fuel relay with one of the others in there...
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Sunday, April 6th, 2008 AT 9:44 AM

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