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No power to fuel pump.

I have changed the relay and the inertia switch. I only get power to the fuel pump by by passing both of these straight from the battery.

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Check for boken and or cracked wires. these trucks are famous for it. and it causes them not to start

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This should be in the owner's manual. I found the below on autozone.com, their repair help location:
An inertia switch is used as a safety device in the fuel system. The inertia switch is located in the cab, generally under the dashboard on the right side. It is designed to open the fuel pump power circuit in the event of a collision. The switch is reset by pushing each of 2 buttons on the switch simultaneously (some models use switches with only one reset button). The inertia switch should not be reset until the fuel system has been inspected for damage or leaks.
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After the engine starts, the PCM will continue to operate the fuel pump(s) unless the engine stops, drops below 120 rpm or the inertia switch is tripped.

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I have a 1996 mustang v6 no power to fuel pump. Bought used fuel pump relay still have np power. Safty switch is good. Unpluged fuel turned switch on and i have constant power of 9.52 volts plug in pump...


9.5 volts sounds like the power coming from the gas gauge.
I am showing a relay module with the fuel pump and pcm relays built in along with two other relays. The fuel pump relay should not be accessable. In most cases the pump relay gets power from a 20amp fuse and the computer grounds the relay when needed. Power goes from the pump relay to the inertia switch then to the pump. So the inertia switch should be hot when the pump relay is activated.

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may be it is dusty, also may be you should to check the fuel pump fuse. If after checking the inertia switch and the fuse you still have no power, you need to check for a broken wire with a volt meter. above just my opinion.
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No noise from fuel pump when you turn over the car .First thing get voltage at fuel pump relay checked, is there 12 volt to the relay.If no, then problem is again the relay.--------- To reconfirm the problem, try other test, that is remove the relay and by pass the relay terminals with a jumper wire .Then with 12 volt external battery give power to fuel pump connector and see, if the fuel pump starts, then its clear that fuel pump relay is faulty.----------- Also other problem can be fuel pump inertia switch.If the inertia switch is faulty then also fuel pump will not start.-------- The fuel pump relay on a 1995 Ford Explorer is in the power distribution
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When ignition switch is turned to START position, PCM operates fuel pump relay to provide fuel for starting engine. PCM senses engine speed and shuts off fuel pump by opening ground circuit to fuel pump relay when engine stops or engine speed drops to less than 120 RPM. When ignition switch is in ON position, EEC power relay is energized (contacts closed). Power is provided to fuel pump relay and timer in PCM. Fuel pump receives power through fuel pump relay contacts.
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All models use an electrical interrupt switch in fuel system. During a collision or vehicle rollover, electrical contacts within inertia switch open, shutting off fuel supply to electric fuel pump. Fuel supply is interrupted even when engine is running.
A reset button is located on switch assembly. If electrical circuit trips, vehicle will not restart until switch is reset. Fuel system should be inspected before resetting switch.
IFS switch is located under instrument panel, near right side of transmission hump.
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Hello! Either the fuel pump relay isn't pulling or the inertia switch needs to be reset...The relay is is under the shield at the air cleaner support bracket...Yellow wire is power feed from fuse link "W"...+12 volts must be present on the Brown wire that exits the relay...From there the Brown wire goes to one side of the Inertia switch and exits the switch on a Red/Yellow wire...With the key on +12 volts must be on that Red/Yellow wire...Inertia switch is located on the drivers side floor board, to the left and above where the steering column passes through the floor board...

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It helps if you tell what year,model, engine you are working on. Is power at the Inertia Switch? The power comes from the FUEL PUMP RELAY, the ECM only grounds the relay to turn it on. but not knowing what you are working on, thats all the info I have .

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There is a fuse for the fuel on the firewall inside the cab:



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Fuel Pump The fuel delivery system uses either a high or low-pressure in-line or in-tank electric fuel pump, with some models equipped with both. It is a recirculating system that delivers fuel to a pressure regulating valve in the throttle body and returns excess fuel from the throttle body regulator back to the fuel tank. The electrical system uses two types of control relays, one controlled by a vacuum switch and the other controlled by the powertrain control module (PCM) to provide power to the fuel pump under various operating conditions.

An inertia switch is used as a safety device in the fuel system. The inertia switch is located in the cab, generally under the dashboard on the right side. It is designed to open the fuel pump power circuit in the event of a collision. The switch is reset by pushing each of 2 buttons on the switch simultaneously (some models use switches with only one reset button). The inertia switch should not be reset until the fuel system has been inspected for damage or leaks.
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Did you check the fuel inertia switch in the passenger side kick panel ?

The fuel pump is powered :
the fuse to the fuel pump relay.
The fuel pump relay to the fuel inertia switch
The fuel inertia switch to the fuel pump itself.

At the fuel inertia switch in the kick panel, power from the relay is the Dark Green w/ Yellow stripe wire and the pink w/ black stripe wire is the power. from the fuel inertia switch to the fuel pump.

If you jumper the fuel pump relay, you should hear it run. If not pull the fuel pump relay, and check the pins in the relay socket, pin 30 should be the power from the fuse.

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If you have power at pin #30, jumper the relay socket as shown with the red line above, and check the dark green w/ yellow stripe wire at the fuel inertia switch for power.
Press the button on the top of the fuel inertia switch, and check for power leaving the fuel inertia switch on the pink w/ black stripe wire.

This is tests good, check for power at the fuel pump, same pink w/ black stripe wire.
Fuel inertia switch info is in the owners manual, If you did not get an owners manual with your truck ( purchased used ), you can download one from Ford :
https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp

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