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Fuel pump fuse

Fuse alway burns out

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Escorts had a fuel harness problem that became a recall in the rust belt states. For this reason I think you need to have this fixed, if you aren't able to. First, in the recall problem, which i believe was corrected before '98, the ground for the fuel pump would develop high resistence and so the pump would try to ground through the fuel guage return. The current load was too high for this small wire and it would burn up damaging a lot of wiring next to it. The car i am now driving,a '91 wagon, had this happen and the three sections of harness listed for about $2000. The customer did not want to fix it and i bought the car. I spent thirteen hours disassembling the interior and teasing out and replacing the bad wires. That is why you need to get this handled sooner than later.
So, first, get a look at the fuel pump wiring. It is under the rear seat. There are two latches holding the seat bottom down. They are located under the front edge, four or five inches in from the outside. Slide a flat screwdriver along between the floor and the seat until you feel the latch. The button is on the front side and gets pushed in.Gently poke the latch and lift the seat or wiggle it until released. If you lift ******* the seat you can slide your fingers in and feel the latch button. Remove the plastic sheet. Voila! There is the harness and pump cover. Remove the metal cover, (four Phillips screws), and disconnect the pump. Inspect the connector. Does it look burned, discolored or melted at all? If you are burning fuses, you have excessive current flow. Either the pump is shorted to ground or the harness is. Check for a short to ground with an ohmmeter. Wiggle the harness while you do this. Inspect the harness. Remove the sill trim for access. If harness looks okay, replace the pump. This is easy to replace as it comes right out through the floor. Remember, any time you are messing with gas, there is a fire danger. Use caution. For more tips like this, check out my website, trustywrench.com
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Dear Customer,

If you are using lesser configured fuse than its happens but if its similar to your companies fuse settings than you have to try about your fual pumps working batter or not,cause its only happens when your pumps gonna working incorrectly,

so you have to check out your fual pumps & electronic programmed system for controling whole unit , power systems & ECU also,

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