Ford Lover I just got my first ford.Got 2 blocks it stalled and now just turns over and won't start.

It stalled right after I bought it and the a--hole said Not my problem.Yes he did say " it runs  great) .oh well live and learn.My prob. is it wont start, it won't catch.So I dropped the fuel tank took out the fuel pump and tested it runs fine yes checked filter ect. i then checked to make sure power got to the disconnect point yes but when the pump is reconnected no run.I am now at a loss as to what to do next .Pls. if anyne knows what to do or has any real Ideas me out. thanks for your time and have a great weekend

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canucksgirl5 years ago
It sounds like the fuel pump is the problem. You can confirm this if you have a fuel pressure gauge. Typically there's a schrader valve in the engine compartment that you screw the gauge onto to test the fuel pressure. The pump can be operational, but if its failing it may not be delivering enough fuel to get the engine started and stay running. The amount of pressure also depends on the vehicle you have (just saying Ford doesn't really help). ;) - Beyond that, the problem could be a fuel pressure regulator, or maybe there's water in the fuel tank. (If so, you can get a product called "dry gas" to eliminate the water).

I would also suggest that you get yourself a Haynes repair book for your vehicle. You can get them inexpensively from most automotive stores, or you may be able to find one at your local library. They have a good wealth of information, including trouble codes, that can assist you in figuring out where the problem is and how to fix it.
hiphoppe (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
THANKS I just got the Haynes bible friday and went through their list but you gave me a few awesome ideas thank you very much will post my results. GO 'NUCKS
You're welcome. Glad to help, and yes, let me know what happens.
I'm usually around, unless the game is on... ;)
lemonie5 years ago
I'm guessing that you paid cash with no receipt?

hiphoppe (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Well of course is there any other way to get burnt?
It's a lesson. They maybe should add 5 minutes to the school-day to teach kids about this sort of thing?

hiphoppe (author) 5 years ago
Oh sorry forgot to say that there is no fuel being sent I took off the filter to check and no fuel is being delivered. Thanks anyway
No spark = no bang. Check the plugs.