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98 lincoln town car won't start. fuel pump

98 lincoln town car won't start. fuel pump doesn't run when ignition is placed in Run position. I will make sure power and ground to the pump are checked out before i replace the pump. where is the inertia switch on a 98 town car? is there any other things i should look at that may disable the fuel pump?

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The enginr oil pressure switch runs the fuel pump till the oil pressure is up to the normal operating range. When the pressure is up the relay kicks in and takes over the power to the pump. The oil pressure switch my be at fault if you can no hear the pump running when you turn the key on

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If that is not the problem, locate the fuel pump cut-off switch and try resetting it.

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