Fuel Pump? 98 Contour 2.0
Posted 14 June 2006 - 10:18 PM
I changed the plugs, wires, and put my fuel pressure gauge onto the valve and got about 35ish PSI at idle, and about 34 whenever you stepped on the gas to rev it up. I thought it sounded a little low (most EFI systems I've ever seen need about 40), so I bought a fuel filter. I put the filter on and finally got the fuel pump to prime up, went to back up and the car died. Since then, I've had no noise from the fuel pump. It used to click when you turned the key on like it was trying to prime up, but now it doesn't even do that. Does it sound like I will be in the market for a new fuel pump?
On a side note, I can still hear what seems to be a very quiet, possibly a low pressure pump, but not a sound for the in-tank pump. I pulled the back seat off from over top of it and I hear nothing at all. I think I will test the leads going to the plug of the pump and see what is hot. If it's hot, bank on getting a new pump? Thanks a lot!
Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:53 AM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:42 PM
When it's still cold, it will cut out at different positions of the throttle (especially floor) and act like it starves for gas, but once it warms up, it seems to go away for the most part. I replaced the TPS and it didn't help. Any ideas there?
Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:41 AM
Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:49 PM
Now I have another problem. I got a new fuel pump retainer ring and went to go put it on. I broke BOTH of the lines while getting them off. It's not the hard plastic line that broke, but the elbow/nipple that clips down on the fuel pump itself. Both of the clips that hold them in place broke too. I called Ford and they told me that those elbow pieces are pressed into the hard plastic line and I will need to pull those out and show them exactly what I need. Is there any place I could go to buy those elbow pieces and put them on myself, and also find a place to get the female connectors for the pressurized side and return side that fit down in the pump housing? Maybe I just need the elbow pieces? Thanks again for the help Terry!
Posted 22 June 2006 - 06:49 AM