1999 FORD F150 LOW VOLTAGE AT FUEL PUMP

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  • jadams6831
  • 1999 Ford F-150

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1999 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

changed bad alternator now fuel pump wont run. Checking 7.3 volts at fuel pump connection. Checking 7.3 volts at the emergency shut off switch. Battery is fully charged. Replaced fuel pump also. Changed relay also. Where is fuel pressure regulator located, could it be the problem

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 5:24 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi jadams6831,

Thank you for the donation.

No, it is not a problem with the fuel pressure regulator if the fuel pump is not running.

The voltage should be battery voltage at the fuel pump and since you are only getting 7.3 volts, something is wrong somewhere.

Is your engine 4.0, 4.6 or 5.4 L?
Did you test the voltage at the fuel pump relay?

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 10:03 AM
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Hadnt gotten that far yet. Did swap out relay though, it didnt change anything. Cant figure out why changing alt caused this or coisadence.

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 4:23 PM
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I need to know the engine specs to get the correct wiring diagrams

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 4:27 PM
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Sorry. Its a 5.4l extended cab xlt 150

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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 7:28 PM
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The fuel pump relay gets it power from Fuse # 10 ( 20 A) ( Light Blue/Orange wire). Check if you have 12 volts to the fuel pump relay via this wire ( terminal # 30 of relay ).

Remove fuel pump relay and apply battery voltage to terminal # 87 of fuel pump relay and check if the fuel pump works.

Under right side of dash there is an inertia fuel shut off switch. Check for continuity between th eDark Green/Yellow and Pink/Black terminals.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 7:42 AM
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Thanks for your assistance I think I can get it from here. Jadams6831

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 AT 6:55 PM
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You're welcome and if you have anything more, just post reply and I will get back to you once I am online.

Thank you for using 2carpros and have a nice day.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 AT 8:00 AM
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We found a bad tang on fuel pump fuse. Of coarse fuse checked good but thats what happens when you assume. Thanks for your help

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 AT 7:47 PM
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Glad you have fixed the problem.

Have a nice day.

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 AT 9:24 AM

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