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1996 Explorer ran fine then wouldn't start one day. Tries to turn over but won't catch. Tried jumping, that doesn't work. PCM relay and fuel pump relay are both fine, assumed it was the fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump and filter, then it started right up, heard fuel pump turn on and pressurize before starting. Started and turned off a few times. Drove down the street and it died and won't start. Tried jumping, doesn't work. PCM and fuel pump relays are both still fine. Now I don't hear the pump turn on when I turn the ignition on. All fuses are fine. Removed fuel pump to make sure connections were still good and they are secure, no corroded wires. Oh and inertia switch is not popped. Just don't know where to go from here- relays are fine, pump was working and now won't turn on. I have an electrical tester but don't know where to stick it and if to remove neg battery cable or leave it on. There is an access hole cut in backseat to get to fuel tank so it's not that hard to get to but just don't want any sparks happening above a full tank of gas and a lot of fumes.

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The fuel pump wires are positive: pink/black and negative=black. Pull the connector, turn the key on, and check these with a test light. Your pump power runs through the PCM.

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