94 Tempo - Fuel Pressure?
I'm not exactly sure what the problem is yet, but my guess is fuel pressure. First, a little background. A few weeks ago, my girlfriend's 1994 Ford Tempo would randomly not start. Sometimes it would, sometimes it wouldn't. Whenever it wouldn't start, the fuel pump was not kicking on. So, I bought a new fuel pump and put it in. Still had the same problem of the fuel pump not coming on when you turn the key. I did a little research and eventually I ended up replacing the Relay Control Module (CCRM, BCM, or whatever you call it) and now the fuel pump is coming on just fine. The problem is, I have to crank the car 6 or 7 times (cycling the key on and off a few times before each crank to activate the fuel pump) before it will actually start. A few minutes after I get it to start, I have to give it some gas or else the idle drops really low and the car dies again. After that, the car seems to run fine. If I drive the car for a while and turn it off, I can crank it right back up and it works fine. If I let it sit for a few hours, I have to repeat the above process again to get it to start. I suspect that maybe it's losing fuel pressure and that's my problem. However, I'm not that great of a mechanic and I'm hoping someone here more qualified can help me out.