Escort van fuel pump problem.

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posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 10:57 AM
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My old escort 55 van is failing to start,turns over but no fuel gets through to engine...
Fuel filter is OK according to the garage,but they are stumped about the problem.
They said there may be an immobilizer on the fuel pump itself(?)...
Does anyone here know if that is the case?
Will I need a new pump?

Any replies much appreciated.




posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 11:12 AM
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Im not a real car person, but for now I will play one on BTS! Like they said it sounds like a fuel pump problem. As much as I know...and thats not very much, you will need to pick up another pump. Again not an expert so wait for a couple more people Well keep on keepin on mate!



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 11:26 AM
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Cheers tetsujin420!
Just been on to the garage,who said they think the fuel pump is working,but immobilized..
I still don't really understand if they mean the pump has an "on board" immobiliser,as I didn't think the main vehicle immob works.






posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 11:41 AM
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My bad lol. I'd still say get a new pump, if its giving you that much trouble, I would just throw the bugger away, teach it who's boss! Ok that was a joke, what dothe pros say you should do?!

[edit on 18-12-2007 by tetsujin420]



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 11:43 AM
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Not sure I've got the right model, but this may help.

wiki.answers.com...

sanc



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 12:02 PM
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Hehehe,I may just chuck it away soon tetsujin420!!

Thanks sanctum,its a slightly different model,but that wiki answers page has given me another idea to try-there may be a reset switch under a flap somewhere.I'll look tomorrow when I go to the garage.
Cheers!




posted on Dec, 22 2007 @ 06:27 PM
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I took my electric fuel pump out of my truck and hooked it up to an olde battery from my garage with some wires. IT worked. Meaning the pump was not the problem.

If you want ...let it suck some fluid...and see if it pumps liquids..

Just a thought. Also with a fuel pump like this ..for fuel injection ..it requires a certain pressure ...that needs to be checked too. ONe needs to make or design a pressure rig to check it.

Thanks,
Orangetom



posted on Dec, 22 2007 @ 06:34 PM
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I know how I'd solve this.

(I'm a mechanic)



Available in 2009, the new F-150.

Drool, my friends....drool....

Regards,
Lex



posted on Dec, 23 2007 @ 12:26 AM
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I recently had a problem with my fuel pump. (It's a mustang so it's a bit different). But you have two switches that control your fuel pump. A relay switch and an inertia switch. The inertia switch is usually inside the trunk lining or under the driver's seat. It is designed to engage when you are in an accident so no fuel continues to run through a damaged vehicle.

There is a button on top of it that should reset it if it was accidentally set off. In my case I had a bad inertia switch and couldn't wait the week to get a new one ordered from the dealership. So, I cut the wire going in and the one coming out and spliced them together. Thus, by passing the faulty switch, and everything has worked fine ever since.

You can test your switch, once you've found it, by checking the voltage of the wire going in against the one going out. If you have juice entering, but none leaving then you know the problem is in that switch.

Good luck!



posted on Dec, 23 2007 @ 06:52 AM
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Hey cheers folks,
Turns out the pump is totally siezed,and I'm having a nightmare trying to get a new one..Probably have to get a used one from the scrapyard.
Oh well..Thanks for the tips all!



posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 05:55 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Hey cheers folks,
Turns out the pump is totally siezed,and I'm having a nightmare trying to get a new one..Probably have to get a used one from the scrapyard.
Oh well..Thanks for the tips all!


try as hard as you can to avoid that.
a fuel pump is really not a part you want to get from a boneyard.





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