posted on May, 18 2017 @ 01:46 AM
Have a 96 F-150, straight six, duel tanks that was in a collision about a year ago.
Did not damage the engine luckily enough, so hubby and I turned it into our little project.
Finally, because I was unemployed for awhile, we got it back together and running. We've been driving it now for about 2 months.
So, he takes it across town to get my meds and some supper. Stops at the store and can't get it to restart.
He notices that the fuel pump in the front tank won't engage. Switches over to the secondary and it won't either.
Fuel pumps and ECM are both about 2 years old. Did sit for 9 months. Fuel gauge registers gas in the tank.
Surely both pumps are not dead. When the ECM died, it still started, but it burned a tank of gas in 3 days.
I think it's the inertia cut off switch. We didn't think to replace it after the wreck, and well, it started! Started it up after getting the hood,
fender and radiator out of the way just to make sure the engine was still good.
Anyone ever have this experience and was it indeed the inertia switch? Thanks in advance!