We have a 2004 Ford Escape that had the fuel pump replaced at 29,000 miles, 2 1/2 years ago. We just experienced the same problem and our mechanic again replaced the fuel pump. The mileage is now just...
Hello, I looked at the Reports for TSB's (Service Bulletins) for your vehicle and there are none for this problem. There are a few things that you can try to replace that are not expensive. The fuel filter and some Relays.
I would suspect that aside from using additives to the fuel, there can be only a few possible problems. The fuelpump is either running when it should not or there is a ground problem. For the running when it should not, there are Relays for the fuelpump and I believe a PCM Relay which can turn the fuelpump Relay on.
These Relays have more than 1 set of contacts in them, and 1 set may work fine and the other set may be sticking or failing to make contact. Sometimes it is a problem like yours, an underlying long term problem that causes a part to fail over and over. What I feel may be happening is your pump is not shutting off when it should or something is grounding through your fuelpump because of a bad Relay.
The Power side of your fuelpump has a fuse, the Ground side does not. If the Relays stick and allow a different device to ground through the fuelpump, that could be your problem. I would try a new fuel filter and a few new Relays. They are in the Powerbox under the hood and should be labeled. They would be handy as backups as many are identical. Just mark them for ID.
Feb 08, 2011 |
2004 Ford Escape