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#118 of 165 1996 ford taurus GL fuel pump proplems? please help!
Aug 01, 2011 (8:08 am)
I have a 1996 ford taurus GL 3.0 v6 fuel injected It had stopprd running awhile back we had someone drop the tank and put on a new fuel pump when key on I get 12 volts to the safty shut off switch but drops down to zero volts when the clip is in the safty switch when i pull it out and turn the key off then on the meter jumps to 12 volts then backs down to 7 volts its only when i put the clip in that sends power to the fuel pump is when i get 12 volts when key turns on then drops down to zero. The car cranks over but will not start It was starting but now not starting at all I also dont hear the fuel pump kick on. I wonder is there some kind of short in the pump or wires or am i not getting a good ground can anyone help me? thx
Aug 01, 2011 (12:38 pm)
Check for corroded wiring connector located around the bottom of the dist. Also check the fuel pump relay located in outside fuse box.Find it and swap it with another 1 of the same value.
#120 of 165 Re: 1996 ford taurus GL fuel pump proplems? please help! [96taurusglhelp]
Sep 01, 2011 (6:28 am)
Sounds like the power wire going to the pump from the inertia safety shutoff switch is grounded between it and the pump. I had a similar problem with my 94 taurus. With the key off; take a multimeter and read the wire going from the switch to the pump to ground. You should see about 27 ohms which would be reading a healthy coil of your fuel pump. My guess is you will read much less as your voltage is going to ground. I found that the wiring bundle going to the fuel pump was smashed flat between the fuel tank and the underbelly of the car. I had to replace about 8 inches of wire and it cleared it up. Unfortunately, you have to drop the tank to get to it. Its just a bad design.
#121 of 165 What could it be? Taurus 1996
Sep 23, 2011 (7:41 am)
The other day when I gave my 96 Taurus the gas it was like it was in park. The engine revs fine but it didn't move. To get it to move I had to put it in park, shut the car off and start it again. I was curious what this is because I know I need about $1,200 worth of underneathe work. I really don't want to make payments on a newer car if I don't have to. I know this drives pretty well on the snow and even when we get a little ice because it's a top heavy car. All the others in my price range are way less safe than this one. So please if anyone knows what this is please let me know so I can decide if having it fixed is the best option.
Sep 23, 2011 (10:00 am)
so sick of this fuel pump fails again. I heard from a friend that ford made bad fuel pumps for the taurus'. But I've replaced my 4 times already. So done with this. It's too hot outside to have my car not start especially with two toddlers.
Any after market or suggestions for a different fuel pump?
#123 of 165 Re: 2001 taurus [ruthieann1]
Sep 24, 2011 (8:10 am)
Four times is rediculous there has to be a logical reason why this is happing. Either there is a electrical short in wiring damaging fuel pump motor or in my case after the new motor was installed they pinched the wiring damaging the replacement fuel pump motor. The car was driving for a long time ok till the pump went out again. One other thing i would change is the fuel relay note: the relay is actually several relays intergrated into one module mine was located on top to one side of the radiator. One other thing the fuel pump inside of the fuel tank needs the gas to Cool the electrical pump to prevent overheating the fuel pump motor so keep at least 1/8 to 1/4 full at all times.
#124 of 165 Re: 2001 taurus [ruthieann1]
Sep 25, 2011 (7:35 am)
Wiring over tank could be pinched OR look for wiring connection around your distributor or running under dist for any signs of green corrosion.
Problems have been found there also.
#125 of 165 2000 Taurus Fuel pump issue
Oct 02, 2011 (5:01 pm)
Hi folks. Im new to this group. Im having a problem with the ladies 2000 Wagon. She ran it out of fuel...After adding fuel...No start. Towed it home, pulled tank and found that when supplying 12V to pump in the garage, the pump ran great. The problem...and what is Baffling me is that when I hooked up wiring and lines under car and turned key...all the pump will do is run for approx 1 or 2 seconds and shut off...HELP!!!!!! Point me in a direction if at all possible..
#126 of 165 Re: 2000 Taurus Fuel pump issue [fastchevy383]
Oct 03, 2011 (9:42 am)
The pump is doing what it should. When the pump builds up pressure it will shut down with the eng off and the key on.
Find the pressure test port on the fuel rail, remove cap and press down valve with small screwdriver, make sure you DON"T have your face over this valve. It should shoot a stream of gas for a sec. If you have the key on the pump should kick on again.
#127 of 165 2001 taurus fuel problem-no start
Oct 04, 2011 (5:28 pm)
as with the many other posts had intermittant starting. tried listening for fuel pump heard nothing. cranks fine until battery died, jumped started and car actually started? twice. but didn't work after that think it must of been coincidence or last bit of life in pump with the extra voltage maybe. tried banging on tank while cranking, no help. swapped relays around, no help. no fuel in fuel rail. has ignition. checked shut off switch-not popped. pulled off connector to switch- reading 11 ohms though pump one previous post said should be like 17ohms. getting 12 volts at switch connector for 1 second then drops to like 6.7 volts. jumped 12 volts to switch connector still don't hear pump. so i guess safe to say needs pump or harness smashed issue. what do u think.