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Old 03-21-2013, 14:11   #1 (permalink)
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mad Crown Vic 98 - Fuel Relay clicking like a telegraphist...

My 98 Crown Vicoria started to do weird things in the last 2 months.
1st, my battery was completely draining randomly for no apparent reason. (less than 4v at the batt.)
After killing the battery 5 times in a month, I found out that the car could crank alone by itself
with no keys in it. It happened mostly on days after driving it in a rainy or snowy
environnement. Ignition key was not in cause. Every wire are switching as they should.

I had it fixed temporary by adding a relay and a Momentary button between the Starter connectors on the fender.

2 weeks later, Battery is back below 4V for no reason. but a snowstorm.
Went to work flawlessly but at the end of the day, I realized that the Fuel relay is clicking like a telegraphist sending a message when the key is on. (No constant clicks or oscillation)
Car starts but kills itself with a slight breeze. (A kick on the tire can stops the car.)
I can hear a Hisssssssssss (Like a small air pressure leak) that I never noticed before from
the passenger side of the engine (From fuel rail or an injector) when i bypass the relay.
Cant tell if this normal.

Now it wont start and smell gas as I crank it up.
To the eye, the harness looks ok and it wont stop the clicking even when moving/manipulating it.

Any idea? or test I can do?
Does any OBDII Scanner would be helpfull? I have acess to a PC OBDII interface if needed.

Thank you..

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Re: Crown Vic 98 - Fuel Relay clicking like a telegraphist...

You either have a short or you have a relay that's not releasing. If you can follow the hissing, you might be able to find the culprit that's energized when it's not supposed to be.
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Re: Crown Vic 98 - Fuel Relay clicking like a telegraphist...

Got to thinking, since you're smelling gas, I'd check the fuel pump relay and the solenoids for the vapor recovery.
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