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Reset the Fuel Pump Cut-off or Inertia Switch. You'll need to look in you owners manual for the location then simply push the red button down to reset it. Hitting a speed bump fairly hard can, and often does trip the switch as the switch thinks the vehicle has been in an accident so it shuts the fuel pump off for safety. Resetting it is not a problem.
I think the only safety switch in the starting circuit (which just engages the starter motor to crank the engine over) would be the neutral safety switch. But if you have the anti-theft system, that will inhibit starting while honking the horn and flashing the headlights, too.
There is an inertia switch in the wiring to the fuel pump which could trip with a large bump, but it would only shut off the fuel pump, and not affect the starting circuit.
The neutral safety switch wiring would be found in the wiring to the Transmission Range sensor, which also needs checking.
HI Brandi. Sorry to hear about your accident, hope your ok. Ford has a very good safety switch that shuts off the fuel system in case of an accident. The worst thing is that it will go off if you hit a bump real hard out you hit a speed bump. Now here it's the tricky part. Do you have the owners manual? If you do look for the section on emergency shut off switch. In some cases out cars it's hidden on the passengers. If your sitting in the passenger seat, where your right foot would be there is a little push switch under the carpet against the panel. Where the carpet goes up the side, you should be able to lift it away. You may feel a little protrusion. The switch needs to be pushed down. IF ITS NOT ON THAT SIDE, LOOK IN SAME AREA ON DRIVES SIDE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE MANUAL, YOU CAN GO ON ANY OF THE U-TUBE SITES. IN SEARCH, LOOK FOR RESETTING FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH. LET ME KNOW IF IT HELPS. Are you driving with the air bag sucking out of the steering wheel?
You have a ASD relay (Auto shut down relay) this is not a safety device you basically knock something loose.Turn the key on do you hear the fuel pump go on. If you dont check the fuses for a open condition and fusable link that are on the battery with key on wiggle battery negative terminal especially at the engine block and the frame ,same with the Positive part of the battery terminal .
in the event of an accident, there is a safety cut-off switch the stops the fuel pump. there is a reset button normally located in the rear of the car and is marked "fuel cut-off reset switch". it's possible this switch tripped.
The 'inertia' switch should be located in one of 2 places. 1.) Under the dash on the drivers side, up behind the brake pedal, maybe off to left or right a little bit, 2) possibly under dash on passengers side. Was the vehicle hit or did it hit something to activate the inertia switch?? Because this switch is a safety in case of a crash with a 15-20 mph impact.
if you hit a bump or something you fuel system has a switch that shuts the pump off. and you need to reset it if you look in your owners manual for fuel cut off switch it will tell you were it is at and how to reset it.
i think it is in the back and on the drivers side on the escort.
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The "inertia switch" which shuts off fuel to the engine in the event of a collision or jolt on a 1991 through 1996 models, as well as on 1998 coupes, is located in the rear of the vehicle, near the right (passenger's side) strut tower. On sedan and coupe models, open the trunk and remove the right-sided trim panel. On sedan and coupe models, open the trunk and remove the right-side trim panel. On hatchback and wagon models, there may be an access door secured by clips. On some models you may need to remove the lower quarter trim panel on the right side, however it is easier to cut an access hole directly above the switch.