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2000 ford explorer died. I was told it was a fuel pump problem, but auto shop put new one on, replaced some spark plugs and said it started for about 5 seconds to die again. They say it may be a goner because it has over 200,000 miles on it. Can a vehilce really not be fixed?

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Some cars are called"throw away cars" BUT it sounds like a PCM problem. the fuel delivery quad driver has possibly gone out or the fuel pump relay. Yours is not a throw away car.

Posted on Jan 04, 2014

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could it be the A/C pump kicking in. might be boging down the motor or electrical circuit, not letting the injectors get enough power. This could happen if the bearings are going bad in th A/C pump or there is a short in it. Just an idea. sounds like you have done the main components.

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Hello;
It sounds from your description that the fuel pump is weak. To check the fuel pressure you need a fuel pressure test gauge for fuel injection. Attach the gauge to the test port schrader valve and turn the ignition to the on position. Record the reading. Now start the engine and record that reading. Unplug the pressure regulator vacuum line and record the reading.
The pump should have pressure with in specs but if low, start with the installation of a new complete pump. It is located in the fuel tank. Also replace your fuel filter.
Hope this helps you.
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Rich
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Posted on May 12, 2009

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It's got all the symptoms of a leak in the fuel line. You may want to start backward at the tank and work your way all the way to the carb to find it but it would be surprising if it was something else. All the best.
Greg

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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My 99 Jeep Cherokee keeps shuting off when I am taking right turns. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be awesome. I am really stumped.

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SOURCE: ford festiva just dies while going down the road

i had many problems with what i thought was my starter/ignition and replaced my alternator and battery. tho they were helpful, ultimately the problem was a small fusible link that had needed to be replaced, as it was over heating and when it would it would stop whatever electrical signal was imperitive to the car actually running. if i was driving and the wire over heated, it would stop running right on the road. i just used some 12 AWG stranded wire and it stopped stalling.i discovered it by accident when i touched the wire and noticed it was excessively hot and worn down. it was located in the upper right hand corner under the hood, where there are 3 wires, brown and black.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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