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Old 01-02-2014, 11:24   #1 (permalink)
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I just acquired a 99 Taurus wagon, I was told she ran fine until she sat for three weeks and now will not start, I checked spark at two plug and had good spark there, fuel pump turns on, I need to know how to check the fuel rail to see if I actually have fuel at the injectors, Any help would great

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Old 01-02-2014, 15:56   #2 (permalink)
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I took out this vacuum valve on the rail and turned on the key, thought gas should flow if gas was there, no gas. Turning the key on and off I can feel the fuel pump relay clicking, so so far I have dropped the tank and will bench test the fuel pump. Oh when I took the filter out the gas in the filter was black, not a good sign, the gas in the tank looks clear enough
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Fuel filters will often drain out black. It's all the dirt it's filtered over time. Sounds like you are on the trail. Let us know if the pump works


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There is a test port for checking pressure, the only thing I can think of that has a vacuum line is the fuel pressure regulator. The fuel pump relay may engage, but you still not be getting power. Did you check the fuse and verify that the relay was actually passing power?
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Jumped fuel pump outside of tank through the harness, stripping a small bit of insulation away, small spark showing connection a small bump can be felt but no output, I guess I will get a new pump
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Anyone know how the fuel pump comes out of the tank, I bought just the replacement pump not the entire pump and sending unit assembly
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It should have a retaining ring that is either metal and quarter turn or plastic that is like a regular nut and unthreads.


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Old 01-07-2014, 14:40   #8 (permalink)
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If you have just bought the pump and not the assembly make sure you buy another two or three. You will need them next year. No offense. Just the bitter joice of experience
talking. Do not use an after market pump. Actually that came from every experienced
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