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Fuel problem I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, 2WD with 55,000 miles. Nothing but problems since I bought it. My vehicle suddenly stalled. I tryed to turn the engine over several times but it won't start. It will sometimes start for a couple of seconds but then it sputters to a stall. I dont hear no sound from the fuel pump when I turn the car on. I have disconnected the fuel filter and turn the car on also and no fuel comes shooting out. Do you think my fuel pump is bad or could it be something else. If it is the fuel pump, what side of the tank is it located on ? I have read about many potential problems ie. failed inertia switch, fuel pressure etc but I think my virgin mechanic idea is right on. What do you think? Help pleaes, Bill

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  • jrk05a May 11, 2010

    Sounds more like a pump to me too. I am not sure which side the pump is on though.



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The problems you're  having with your freestyle are very common, whats happening is that your fuel tank is designed like a saddle.  
There is a fuel pump on the passenger side of the tank and a remote pick-up on the drivers side. What happens is that the jet pump, which is responsible for pumping the fuel from the drivers side of the tank to the passenger side is not working and so when the pass side fuel level is low. The drivers side still has fuel but it is unable to get it to the drivers side. So it wont start, but it still reads 1/4 tank because that is how much fuel is in the drivers side. 
From driving around, some fuel does spill over the hump. But without the jet pump working, it will never empty the drivers side of the tank. You are correct in saying you need a new fuel pump, it is one big assembly, and unfortunately, expensive as well.

Good luck and hope this helps, the only other thing is to have the van Scanned for any DCT codes.

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