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Truck would not start and fuel pump was not running fuses ok towed it home checked wires and ground wire and put key in to put in neutral and pump suddenly started running and truck started. What could cause that

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You may have a short in your wring somewhere. Sounds like that could be the case. Finding a short could be a real pain in the behind though.

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I have no fuel pressure where do i start to find the problem


Okay, hey, the fuel pump circuit. With key on, the pump should turn on for about two seconds to put pressure in the line and in the fuel rail on the engine, where the fuel injectors are. When the engine is cranking, the pump is turned on again by the vcm (Vehicle Control Module-the engine computer) signaling the fuel pump relay, just as it did with key on. After the engine is running, the pump is kept on, usually by the oil pressure switch.
No fuel pressure? Then the pump is not turning on, or the fuel filter is completely blocked-which is rare.


You can start at the Underhood Fuse Block. Here is found the fuel pump relay and the fuse for the pump. The fuse is designated ECM-B Fuse and it's 20 amp. If the fuse is good, put your finger on the fuel pump relay. Now have a helper turn the key to on, not start. If the circuit is good to this point, you should feel movement- a slight click. If you feel nothing, and the fuse is good, then the VCM is not sending a signal to the relay OR there is a wiring problem from one side of the relay to ground. If no click or movement under your finger-you will need professional help to diagnose further-checking of the signal from VCM and/or checking the ground wire for that side of the relay.
If you definitely feel a click at the pump relay, and the fuse is good, the power to the pump is sent out from there on a gray wire. Get under the vehicle at the rear and find the electrical connector for the gas tank, and pull it apart. Now you need a test light or voltmeter to check for power on the gray wire in the connector. You might miss the two second signal with key on, so have your helper hold the key in start. While the engine is cranking, the gray wire should have power-battery voltage. If it does not, big problem: possibly a broken wire or short from pump relay to there at the gas tank.

If the gray wire has power with engine cranking, you're almost home: Either the pump has definitely failed OR the ground for the fuel pump is bad. The ground wire is black and it shares the same ground point as your rear exterior lights, so if the lights work, the ground can be assumed to be good also for the fuel pump. And then you need a new fuel pump. But check the gas tank connector carefully for any sign of corrosion, loose terminals, anything like that amiss. Not likely, but check anyway-you don't want to put in a new pump and then find a loose connection! Good luck.

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You said you hear the pump come on, then said fuel pump not running ???
Check the fuse for the pump, preferably with a test light to verify power is there. Key must be in on position. If the fuse is powered, feel for the fuel pump relay to click when you turn key to on. Put your finger on it while someone turns key to on. If it clicks, check for power at the tank connector on the pump wire, while the engine is cranked. If power there when cranking, the pump must have failed and needs replacing. If the relay clicked with key on, and no power at the pump wire at tank while cranking, then check wiring from relay to pump connector-the fuel wire may have broken.
If the relay doesn't click when key turned on, check for the power feed for the pump at the relay terminal. If the relay has power available to be transmitted to pump, then the relay's signal from the computer or the ground side of the relay's coil signal (from the computer) may need checked.
If the pump is working, and you have good pressure in the lines, check the injector circuit. Also a fused circuit, so check the fuse first. The injector should have a steady voltage signal to it with key on. The injector only has two wires, the power wire and the ground wire which goes to the computer. When the computer momentarily grounds the injector circuit, the injector "pulses", causing fuel to spray out the bottom.

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Good info on the PATS / theft light. Looks to be the PATS / HEC operation is functioning correctly

The Fuel inertia switch only cuts power to the fuel pump, so if tripped, the truck would have a crank no start issue. Do you have a crank no start, or no crank issue.

To reset, just press down on it. To check if the switch is tripped, check for power at the connector to the fuel inertia switch

Engine compartment fuse # 10 ( 20A ) to the fuel pump relay -> Dark Green w/ yellow stripe wire to the fuel inertia switch -> pink w/ black stripe wire to the fuel pump module.
Check the pink w/ black stripe wire to ground with a meter for power, with the key in the run position.

If you turn the key from off to run ( do not start ) you should hear the fuel pump cycle ( hum, then turn off ).

Could be an issue with the fuel pump relay ( my '01 had a crank no start at ~ 35K miles, bad fuel pump relay ). I proved this out ( after a stupid ID10T error in my diagnoses process ) by jumpering the normally open contacts in the fuel pump relay socket, and then installing the trailer tow reverse circuit relay into the fuel pump relay socket ( same full size Ford Relay ).

Jumpering the fuel pump relay in the relay socket ( remove relay and use jumper wire ), red line
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If you have a no crank issue, could be the DTR ( Digital Transmission Range ) sensor on the driver's side of the trans is out of alignment.

Check the start motor relay ( on the firewall on the passenger side ) for power on the Tan w/ Red stripe wire when the key is in the start position ( this is from the ignition switch through the DTR when in park or neutral to the starter motor relay ).

You can test another route, turn the key to the run position, and apply power to the Tan w/ Red stripe wire on the starter motor relay in the engine compartment on the firewall. BE CAREFUL, the motor should turn over, keep clear of moving parts.

Post back a comment to this problem with the results of the testing.

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