I am fairly competent at electrical diagnosis but this one has me somewhat stomped. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I have a 1994 Ford Thunderbird that has recently become my third car. I did not drive it for roughly one week and then decided to drive it to the car wash and it would not start.
Starter was running strong, so I pulled apart the fuel line at the fuel rail and had no gas being primed or pumped during cranking. I checked the fuel pump fuse, and then verified it had 12 volts at the inertia switch, then bypassed the inertia switch all together. Everything pointed to an inoperative fuel pump.
About a week later after collecting fuel lines, fuel pump and filter to replace, I thought I would give it one more try, it cranked over and started very rough (stalling if I released the gas). I held the gas to let it run until warm, then it would idle somewhat sporatic (800rpm, then drop to 500rpm and back up).
I decided to change everything anyway, verified the new pump had power and was running correctly before putting the tank back in, started it and it ran the same way - really rough.
I parked it again and have not been able to start it since. I changed the fuel pump relay (CCRM Module) with no change. Anything obvious I might be overlooking? I believe it is the temperature that makes the difference when it starts or not (seems like the warmer days 70+, where the only days it would start).
Oh, I did put in an "remote-start" module about a year ago, but that has worked flawlessly up until now, so I do not think this has anything to do with it.
Thanks in advance,
have the same problem?
Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 6:07 PM