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Have a 97 Ford Aspire. This past winter had electrical work done to it, replaced starter, new plug wires, car turns over seems to be no power to fuel pump. Is there a fuel pump relay hiding somewhere?

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Yes, there is a relay and there is also an inertia switch. The inertia switch is usually in the door pillar by the passenger's right foot. There are some relays by the flasher in the picture below. Check to see if any of those have the wire colors (green, yellow, and white) shown on the fuel pump relay diagram. Otherwise the relay may be mounted to the fenderwell or firewall in the engine compartment. You can determine whether or not the inertia switch is closed by checking the resistance of the relay green wire to ground. The resistance should only be a few ohms if the switch is closed, whereas it will be infinite if the switch is open. The yellow wire to the relay should be hot when the key is on. The white wire to the relay is the turn-on wire from the PCM. That wire should be ground when the key is on. If not, suspect your anti-theft system (PATS) has malfunctioned and perhaps is not seeing the transponder pellet in the factory key. The security light would flash rapidly if that were the case. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

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