Question about 1994 Mercury Tracer
Ford was concerned about electric fuel pumps running with ruptured lines
after a collision. Tracers and Escorts were equiped with sensors to detect
collisions and shut off power to fuel pump. Owner's manual notes that
even bumps in a parking lot might be enough to trip sensor if force was
applied in appropiate direction. Reset button is located in trunk over
right side wheel well. There is a small hole, insert finger and push
down to reset (check the Mercury-Tracer-Owners-Manual).
Look for -smell for- RAW gasoline spraying/leaking. Check your fuel injectors if any are leaking.
If there is any fuel leaking it must be repaired prior to resetting the button in the trunk located on top of the passenger side strut tower, theres a hole, in that hole theres a button, it might need to be pulled back up if it feels as if it has already been depressed, put your finger on the side of the button and pull it up, then push it down and start the car, this will only work if the fuel leak, be it a faulty injector, a line that is leaking, etc... has been repaired Otherwise it will do no goid pressing the fuel cutoff reset switch, it will only trip the sensor again.
The fuel cut off means Fuel will not be spraying if the fuel cut off light is lit. Ignore trying to start it over and over aslong as the cutoff light is lit, it will not drain your battery. Heres some more good information to know what to look for, and where to start- if your Tracer is (Direct Injection) Fuel Injected, it will have one injector per cylinder, located on the top of the engine back side, under the intake manifold, they are in a row going left to right and angled/slanted down and forward on top of the injectors connected to them is the fuel rail, it can be removed easily, two bolts hold the entire rail and all injectors inplace, one bolt on the right and the other on the left. If your Tracer has TBI (Throttle Body Injection), it will almost look like a carburetor, but it will have 1 or 2 fuel injectors visible after removing the air filter.
Hope this helps.
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