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88 ford 302 - i had shop look at it, they said box on frame whre fuel line goes in and goes out had a part that popped up and not letting fuel to motor, took apart pushed part down and now is gettting fuel unsure of wwhat part they are talking about is this somnthing that is a common problame or B S any help is graatly appreciated

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  • bitter707 May 27, 2009

    thank you for the info, at the shop they were not sure what it was called, im going to drive the trucksoon it seems fine now., come to think about it when it first happened i went over some rough rail road tracks thanks agin

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That part is called a "fuel inertia cutoff relay". It's there in case of a collision.............and cuts off the flow of gas. Sometimes it will pop up after hitting a large bump or jarring motion, while driving. Not B.S.

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