Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
The first place ti start is to get access to a code reader and find out what codes if any are in the engine computer. The codes will help pin point the problem with your F150. Any auto parts store will have one and Autozone rents or loans them out with a refundable deposit. See if you have any codes and post them on this page. Then we can narrow down your F150s problem.
Found it, pressed it, and no fuel spray. Also, the engine did fire when I used the starter fluid, but did not keep running. This tells me that I have spark.
I know that I should hear the fuel pump running when I turn on the key, and I don't think anything is running. At least, I can't hear any sound coming from the fuel tank. Is this a common problem with the Fords?
The fuel pumps are a problem with all newer vehicles that have electrcal fuel pumps. The motors eventually burn out and stop running. You should hear it faintly when it runs but not loud. A lous fuel pump in a Ford means it is going to fail soon. GM fuel pumps are normally noisy, but Fords are quieter. Check for power at the fuel pump relay under the hood first. You should have power on 2 pins when you turn the key to on and one pin will loose voltage in 5 seconds. That is normal. If the truck was running, you will have power on 2 pins constantly. Below is where the fuel pump relay is and the diagrams.
I can't get the engine fuse box to upload. The fuel pump relay is one of the big square relays. There is a row of 3 then one by itself. That one is the fuel pump relay. If you have the owners manual. In the fuse section, it will have a diagram of the engine fuse box. If I can I'll post it shortly.
I got it, here it is.
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank. The fuel tank will have to be lowered to remove the fuel pump. It mounts on the top side of the fuel tank.