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1998 Ford explorer , had sitting every winter months in garage, usually start right up every spring. put in charged battery,,would not start. Seems like the fuel pump is not pumping out any fuel. I loosened a fuel line,,nothing when trying to start. Why would fuel pump go bad when not in use? How to change fuel pump if need be? Is it in tank? Any other causes that would be the problem? Thanks

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The pump is in the tank. The tank has to be droped to replace it. Pumps can go bad at anytime without warning. A failing pump you may not have noticed but can go bad when sitting. Try checking the autoshut down relay and fuses assiciated with the pump. Seems its not getting power or has failed.

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