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My 1998 ford explore stop running!

I think it is the fuel pump cause it wont turn over. but i cant locate the pump?it was driving fine then it just died

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I just replaced my engine (4.0SOHC). I had to use my old wiring loom. Everything works except my fuel pump. It worked before I changed the engine. I don't have an owners manual, so I have no idea where the fuse or relay is located for the fuel pump.

  • Charlie Troy
    Charlie Troy May 11, 2010

    My engine turns over. I even got it to fire with starting fluid for a breif time. The fuel pump does not sound when the key is turned to the on position. I believe it would start right up and run if it were getting fuel.

  • carrless May 11, 2010

    Is it the engine that wont turn over or you cant hear the fuel pump?



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Try rapping your started with a hammer a couple of times. It sounds to me you are having starter problems, not you fuel pump. If this works it may be only tempory and your starter may "freeze up" again. If so, you are probably in need of a new starter.

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    Charlie Troy Dec 27, 2008

    Changis3. Are you sure you inertia switch has not kicked out? Sometimes a hard bump in the road will set them off. Also because of their location they can easily be kicked by a passenger and knocked out. They are located on the passenger side of the vehicle on the firewall down under the dash near where a passengers feet may accidently kick it. When you find it push down on the button which is located on the top of it. It may not even look like it kicked off but sometimes it dosen't take much to set them off. Let me know if this helps


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The fuel pump is located in the gas tank. Take the gas cap off and have someone turn the key on... do not turn the key over to start engine but just turn the key to on as you listen at the cap fo an electronic sounding pump to activate. If you don't here then proceed to replace fuse to pump or pump itself.

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