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Fuelpump switch wont turn on

When i hit the bump fuelpump went off and wont turn back on

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Look in the trunk on left side you should see a square hole in the trim panel with a label you will see a button on top of a black switch push the button on top.

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2010 105u case Ih hit bump went dead won't start working lights will work nothing on dash will work but will only turn over won't start

I suggest you check the location in the vehicle handbook of the fuel pump inertia switch which is designed to trip out in a collision. A large bump in the road could have caused the switch to trip.

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It might possibly be the ignition switch, or the linkage to it.

They reason I suspect this is your statement, "I bumped the key forward and it will engage the starter but still wont shut off"

The part where you insert the key is really a "cylinder lock", that then transfers the turning motion to the actual "ignition switch"

My wife had a Pontiac (also a GM product) that the cylinder lock had a linkage that went to the ignition switch (similar to a sliding electric switch, with the 4 positions, ACC, OFF, RUN, START), which was bolted on further down the steering column, underneath the plastic covering on the column.

Another person here had a similar problem, and after suggesting this, he wrote back that he removed his steering column cover and found a screw opposite the cylinder lock that had loosened and fallen out.

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Ok i have a 95 ford windstar my wife had a minor accident a little bump now it wont start it cranks but wont turn over i checked the fuel pump button in the cargo area its stuck in the pushed in position...

Hello, Thats definitely why the fuelpump is not working. I would try a little WD40 on the switch. If you unplug the connectors and remove the switch you may be able to tap the switch and get the button to move.

There really is not much inside the plastic, just a magnetic ball and a lightweight spring under the button. When you press down on the button it simply makes contact with the magnetic ball and pulls it up to the contacts inside the switch. Your spring may be broken and if that is the case you would need a different Inertia switch.

If the button is just jammed, try removing the switch and turning it upside down and tap it. You can use a knife blade to dislodge the button. Spray it with WD40 and see if you can work the button back into shape.

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Its possible when you hit a bump you popped the fuelpump cutoff switch in trunk. Open trunk locate switch & reset plunger by pushing down on it. Hopefully it is your problem.

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I have a 2003 mercury moumtaneer,and it wont start,it will turn over but wont hit,tried starting it the other day and it sounded like it wanted to start but didnr any suggestions

Check in the rear cargo area for a removable side panel. There should be a switch with a button on it. Push the button for 3 seconds and then try to start your vehicle. The switch is a safety switch for impacts and is called an Inertia switch. If you have an Owners manual you can read about it.

If it still does not start, listen for the fuelpump. It should run for 1 or 2 seconds when the Ignition key is first turned. There is a Relay in the Black box usually under the hood on the Drivers side. The Fuelpump relay may be bad or check the fuse panel per the Owners manual.

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If you still do not hear the Fuelpump there is a Relay in one of the Black boxes under the hood. There is also a fuse under the dash. The Inertia switch can be behind a Kickpanel. Check your Operators Manual.

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