Question about 1988 Ford Taurus
If the fuel pump cut off switch is being tripped/triggered then either u live on a very bumpy road or hit a huge pot hole or are getting bumped by someone in a parking lot, the switch u speak of is called the "INERTIA" switch and is triggered by the above things, suggest the switch is over-sensitive, or one of the above scneriao's is happening, I am a dealer Ford tech of 25 years so am darn sure as to this problem and it's causes. do you hear a click when u reset the switch? have u looked at the connector to the switch? is it burned looking? if so replace the switch for sure and the connector end, Ford stocks both these parts, if the burning is really bad you need a new fuel pump, (the fuel tank must be dropped out of the car to service the fuel pump, there is no floor access plate except in the Escort), it is worn out and drawing excessive current and overheating the connector and switch..
The intended fuction of this switch is tio cut off the power to he fuel pump in case of an accident.
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Feb 22, 2015 | 1988 Ford Taurus
The emergency shut-off, fuel reset, or inertia switch - all referring to the same thing - is typically located in the back right corner of the vehicle.
Sedan: Open trunk lid, look to right side near fuel filler port, pull back the trunk liner to expose the switch.
Wagon: Open hatch, look to right side near fuel filler port, open access panel.
Recessed into the top of the switch is a red button. If tripped, then push down until it resets, or clicks back into the on position.
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