2000 Ford Explorer

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
Well my explorer is giving me a bunch of trouble. The fuel pump whent out on it and I had it replaced, I got it back and drove it bout 5 miles and it quit again. I finally got it back to the garage and the put another on it and the same thing happend. I have now had 4 fuel pumps put on in a week and it just keeps burning them out. They said the last one they put in was the oem origanal and its still doing it. What keeps burning them out? I am comletlly lost please help!
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 10:25 PM

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Tiny
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Well to start with me and that service station is going to court they not only refuse to give me any money back, they say I have to give them more money if I want them to fix it. (They will NEVER touch another one of my vehicles) The only thing it said when I had it hooked up to a computer was fuel system to lean bank 1 and bank 2. I have now taken the gas tank off 5 times and took it to 3 garages and still aint fixed. The last time I took the tank off I took all the fuel lines off and blow them out and some sort of black stuff came out, it looked like oil but it was to hard to be oil. I finally got it all back together and it ran for 3 days and now the same thing, fuel pump is burnt out again. I am completly stumped on this one.
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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Hi
The truck acts fine before it goes out no missing or nothing. Three out of four times it has been warm. It always happens when I go back to start it. It has never quit when I was driving or it was running, its always when I cut it off and go back to start it. Nothing to do with the fuel system has been replaced. The only thing I have put on it was plugs and wires and a altanator about a mounth before this happend. They said they had no clue what it was, they would just have to run more tests to see what was going on. They said that it was not their fault if it was somthing else causing them to go bad. It was cochrams service station in Galax Va. :(
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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If you don't mind me asking a question, do you know how they diagnosed the fuel pumps to be bad? We can assume they are going bad, but usually if the fuel pump goes bad you also get a code for primary fuel pump circuit failure. Can you describe what the vehicle does right before it quits? The lean codes that you get could definitely come from a vehicle loosing fuel pressure, but I would like to hear from you exactly what it does. I would love to help fix this if I can.
Dave
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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Sorry. I posted a little late. Got your info. Let me think for just a minute.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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The truck acts fine before it goes out no missing or nothing. Three out of four times it has been warm. It always happens when I go back to start it. It has never quit when I was driving or it was running, its always when I cut it off and go back to start it. Nothing to do with the fuel system has been replaced. The only thing I have put on it was plugs and wires and a altanator about a mounth before this happend.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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ill take u through it from start to finish. I was driving it around in Mt Airy witch is about 30 or 35 miles from my house. I was @ wal mart and I came out and got in my car to start it and it took a while for it to start. (Just like it wasnt getting any gas) it finally started and the check engine light came on. I went strait to Advance Auto Parts to have it checked and thats when it said fuel system to lean bank 1 bank 2. He said it may be my air filter. So I put one on. I drove it strait home and cut it off and tryed to start it again and it wouldnt. So I figured it was the fuel pump and put one on. It crunk right up with no trouble and I took it out for a test drive and drove it for about 5 miles and came home and then cut it off and tryed to started it again and it wouldnt. Thats when I got it to cockrahms and they put another fuel pump on it. I finally got it back and was driving to work the next day and got it about 15 miles and stoped to get gas. I cut it off and pumped the gas and went and payed for it and came to crank it but it wouldnt start. (Same thing the fuel pump burnt out) I called them and they came and got it and put another pump on it and the hole fuel pump housing. Got it back and drove it about 30 miles and the same thing. They wouldnt do anything else for me so I took the pump back off and it was burnt out. I took the fuel lines off and cleaned them all out. When I took the fuel filter off the line, I blew it out with a air compresser and a bunch off black stuff came out. I have no clue what it was. After it dryed it was really hard. So I cleaned the tank out to and put it all back together and it started right up. I drove it from sat. To this tue. With no prob. I got to work Tue. Morning and cut it off and didnt think anything about it. That was about 8 o'clock AM I got off about 6:30PM and went to crank it and of course the same thing.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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Ok ill try that tomarrow. Oh and I did changed the filter.
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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Do you know if your engine has a fuel rail pressure transducer (small electrical box on the injector fuel rail) or does it have a vacuum operated fuel regulator. I have seen a lot of FPT's go bad and they can cause a no start under certain conditions. If you can check this and let me know.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 4:59 PM

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