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I have a 1998 Taurus the fuel pump run for a couple of seconds when you first turn the key on then stops. I have replace the fuel pump checked the fuse and relay which are good. What else can I do besides bringing the car to a shop?

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    Jeremy W. Apr 09, 2011

    Does the car start?



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Is it running for a few seconds while the engine is running and stopping? If this is happening just when the key is turned on with the engine not running the fuel system is supposed to be doin this. When you first turn your key on your fuel pump is going to turn on for a few seconds to pressurize the system then the relay shuts it off.

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  • Ericke Rosquist
    Ericke Rosquist Jan 14, 2012

    I had the same problem and took it into a shop where they found that the plastic housing was leaking so the pump would not generate any presure. They told me that when they replace a fuel pump that they always do the whole unit not just the pump. I had done just the pump my self and had to lern the hard way.



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