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93 ford tempo v-6 replaced fuel pump but will not start did reset

Cut off switch, do not hear new fuel pump comming on. There is power going to cut off switch, so that means on board computer is good, correct. Somebody said hit gas tank with a rubber hammer might help new pump start ??????? Help Please!

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  • welby1953 Dec 22, 2008

    I got power to switch had problem trying to figure out if power was going to fuel pump because of the type of plug ???

  • welby1953 Dec 22, 2008

    No it will not start. If power is going to cut off does that tell me that computer is good, and if so how should I check to see if power is to fuel pump ???????

  • welby1953 Dec 22, 2008

    waiting on answer to last ? you have given me a few new things to consider, Thank You! do not no fords that well.

  • welby1953 Dec 22, 2008

    Thank You going to go check out a few thing,

  • welby1953 Dec 22, 2008

    Thank You going to go check out a few thing,

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    I don't have a schematic in front of me for your vehicle, but if you have current going in from power source (fuse panel or wherever) to cut-off, then it has to be coming out on one other wire to feed current to fuel pump right. Do you not have a 12 volt test light you can probe the wires with?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Engine won't start I take it? remember if fuel is up to pressure already, then pump won't cycle yet.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Can try rubber hammer if u want. Is there power coming OUT of the cut-off switch, to the pump?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I Changed The Fuel Filter The Tank Has Almost A Half A Tank Of Gas Also I Checked The Fuel Cut Off Switch On The Passengers Side To See If The Fuel Cut Off Switch Was Triped And It Was Ok

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    It will run about 300 feet and cut off and will not start back



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By chance the replacement pump you used was it a "CARTER" brand I had one of those quit the same day installed it! also be sure that the feed wire on pump in tank is connected properly! you can change them by taking out the back seat of car!! the seat has 2 clips good luck

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  • John Jon Dec 22, 2008

    Yes if your STRANDED I would hit it the same as a starter motor! but I still say the fuel pump could be bad! one more thing the fuel pump relay is located in front of battery it is square and grey! pull it up and smack it with a screw driver Handel! Hey I have seen these tempo /topaz go through fuel pumps before I had one guy 4 pumps in 6 months finally I changed the faulty relay and it stopped over powering the pump and blowing them! give that a smack don't be surprised if you get a grunt when you turn the key and it starts! Ranger trucks same thing I help two people stranded by smacking it with screw driver handel Rangers are located in fuse cluster box drivers side! they are the same as tempo!!/Topaz!!!!! let me know!!!

  • John Jon Dec 23, 2008

    is it running now?



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