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Either the fuel pump isn't getting power, or is junk, but i would like to test before i replace the fuel pump. what i need to know is which color (pink, orange, yellow) wire is the power tot he pump.

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Before you get to the pump be aware that ford has a inertia (spelling ?)switch that cuts off power to the pump if the vehicle is bumped hard or jolted.They are usually in the trunk and can be re-set by pushing the tab on it!

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