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Hello i have a ford econoline 250 its a 98 and it was running fine till about yesterday i was on a job site and i go to start the car to go home and it doesnt start, battery is good, i got my starter tested and it is also good, as with my engine managment and ignition module and still no luck can anyone out there help me?

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  • cuttin haas Jul 31, 2008

    I share this problem... It cranks great but does not attempt to turn over.

  • only1good Nov 10, 2008

    I have a 1989 Ford Econoline on my C class RV  - I t was running great then I put gas in it one day and it wouldn't crank.  It turned over and had plenty of starting power but didn't catch.  30 minutes later it cranked right up.  2 weeks later it cranked up and was running in the driveway for about 5 minutes when it just shut down.  It hasn't cranked since.  I was thinking it might by the fuel pump?

  • only1good May 11, 2010

    I've replaced the in line fuel pump & filter.  The in-tank fuel tank is working.  However, I still have the same problem!


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Try checking the relays on the passenger fender wall.  There are two relays, a fuel pump relay and a ECC Relay.  Simply tap the top the the two relays (located under a black plastic cover) or push the green and black relays upward and into the connection.  Typically at this point you notice that when your engine does not start the Check Engine Light does not show up.  Once pushed together it usually starts. 
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I have the same problem out of my 88 e-150 v8. It's the fuel pump. Two things: Wiggle the shifter make sure it is completely in park. For some reason the fuel pump doesn't work unless the shifter is just right. Second: Sometimes the fuel pumps don't just go out. They work intermitently. Open the door, turn the switch on. Then back off. You should be able to hear the fuel pump kicking on and off. Do it several times and you should hear if if is not working 100%

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