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It's in the cab of the truck on the right side behind the panel. If you sit in the passenger seat and kick your foot to the right the panel you contact is the one to remove....the switch is behind it...has a red button on top...push down and switch is reset.
Posted on Jul 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Approx.$250 in parts & rest is labor. Probably 3 to 4 hrs labor at most, even at 5 hrs labor, that's $100/hr labor. It must include alignment after the repairs, correct? Not sure what your going rate for labor is in your area. Probably wouldn't hurt to call around for a second opinion& estimate just to be sure.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
If it happens again or just won't start without holding down or just pushing the fuel shutoff (inertia) switch, than you will probably need to replace the switch. I made the mistake of going to pep boys first and they charged me $800 to replace a fuel pump that I didn't need, so don't do that. I had my mechanic move this intertia switch that is in a bad place inside the case below the glove box to the right. That is where the fuse box is. That way it is protected.
I just figured out what happened with mine. Whenever my 6'4" friend was in the passenger seat, I would have those problems and my truck wouldn't start. It was because he was kicking it with his foot.
So if you have the problem again, to get home, you can stick a paperclip in it, or have a friend hold down the switch. (Be sure and take the paper clip out, that is for emergencies only, because it keeps the pump running). Go to your Ford dealership and buy the inertia swich package. Mine was like $50. It has instructions on how to install it and where to put it, or just have your mechanic install it for $100, like I did.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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