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There is no juice in the wires from the fuel pump to the shut of button

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  • wdial Apr 07, 2011

    We have changed fuel filter, fuel pump. tested old fuel pump with battery & it worked. Found 4 relays in dash under steering column, didn't know which was for the pump so we tryed them all. Where is the ecm? This is a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2



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The fuel pump is controlled by the fuel pump relay.The relay in engine compartment fuse box , under the hood.If that relay fails the fuel pump will not function properly.Also check if there is short in wires.If yes, then directly connect fuel pump to a 12 volt battery source and check, if its getting started.If it starts, that means the wirings are to be replaced.But if its not starting with 12 volt battery connected directly, then its faulty fuel pump.Get it replaced. The fuel pump relay is controlled by the ecm( the cars computer also called engine control module).If all the wires and relay checked out ok and still the problem, then its faulty ecm.It has to be replaced.----------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Apr 07, 2011

    No the fuel pump relay is not under dash fuse panel box.Its under hood fuse box.In the engine compartment.As you mentioned, in your second comment" tested old fuel pump with battery & it worked." this clears that most probably, relay is the issue.Its causing the problem.You will have to locate the relay and replace it.If it solves the problem.Then you can drive without replacing ECM.But if the problem is same with new relay too, then yes you can go for ecm.---------
    The ECM (Electronic Control Module) is located under the radio. To get to it, you need to remove the center console.In some cases its just fitted bit out, in that case you don't need to remove the center console to get at the computer it just slides out the passenger side.The ECM is located behind the center console passenger kick trim:

    See the fig below.The black and white sleek module box.Its ECM.

    there is one bolt behind it ,hard to see,it right under heater box,loosen it up,undo the bolt for the harness then it should slide out.---------

    The fuel pump relay is part of a relay pack called the constant control relay module, or CCRM.

    For fuel pump relay location see fig below.Its marked yellow:---

    Its located just under the air cleaner assembly on the left hand side of the engine compartment.
    Its black or green in color and perfectly square with "Ford" written on it followed by a serial number.


    This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.



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