1994 Ford Taurus Cooling fan problem

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
1994 Ford Taurus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 134k miles

Radiator cooling fan kicks on when it wants to so the vehicle overheats. Also, before that problem started I went to a store nearby, parked the car for about an hour. When I started the car I drove about 20 feet, and the engine died and would not start. The lights and radio worked, and it would crank, but the engine would not start. Later, I went back and it started. I could go out and start it now and it would run but it may cut out down the road a mile or two.
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 1:27 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like a couple different problems. As far as the fans are concerned, do they turn on when the engine is cold? Have you ever checked the relay?

Now for the engine, when it dies, will it start right back up for you? If not, if the key is off and you turn it on, can you hear the fuel pump fun for a few seconds?

Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like a couple different problems. As far as the fans are concerned, do they turn on when the engine is cold? Have you ever checked the relay?

Yes, we have checked and replaced the relay. More than once.

Now for the engine, when it dies, will it start right back up for you? If not, if the key is off and you turn it on, can you hear the fuel pump fun for a few seconds?

Yes and no. Sometimes it starts right up, others it will not. I did hear it when I tried to start it last.

A related question for you. Is there a reset switch for the fuel pump? If so exactly where is it located? Thanks
Ruth
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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No to the reset. As far as the fans, try switching the relay with one that has the same part number. See if that helps the fans. As far as the engine, I need you to check fuel pump pressure. Here is a how to:

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 9:16 PM

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