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Old 10-17-2010, 10:06   #1 (permalink)
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1997 ford tuarus wont start ? please help

17yo son hit curb. Car started at sight for me to load on car dolly. got home would not start, thought it was out of gas. Replaced A-arm ,inner tie rod,and wheel. added gas still would not start. Checked fuel shut off in trunk, not activated. checked anti theft by unlocking car door with remote and key. Pulled spark plug has spark. please help!
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 ford tuarus wont start ? please help

Does the fuel pump run far a few seconds when the key is turned on before cranking?
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:12   #3 (permalink)
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I have not checked,at work today firefighter will check tommorow.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:57   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for doing the job you do. Can be very dangerous at times. My grand daughter lives in Portland and own the Tea Chai Te on NW 23rd.
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Hi, Bert check to see if fuel pump turns on for a few seconds with key on, nothing is pumping. checked fuses and switched relays, still nothing. thanks for your help. I work at the main station down town Portland.
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I forgot to ask if you checked the impact sensor. More than likely the fuel pump is needed. You can have someone turn the key on and off while you thump the tank with something and see if it comes on. It will only run for a few seconds when the key is turned to run.
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Hi Bert, not sure if you can help but this is where i am. I banged on the tank while son turned on and off the car, no luck. I dropped the tank and tried direct power to the pump. there is about four gallons of fuel in the tank. the pump sounds like it turns on but does not pump any fuel out the lines. The pump sounds like a hum. any help you can offer would be great. Thanks again and have a great day. Mark
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With direct power to the pump and no fuel pumping. Looks like you need a new pumpor the hose fell off the top. Since the tank is down pull the assembly and rplce it. I don't trust aftermarket pumps.
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Thanks Bert for all your help. Would cost us a lot of money in these trying times . Have a great day, Mark
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The aftermarket pumps cost less but they could quit in a year or so.
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