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1995 Lincoln Has No Power To Fuel Pump Relay Module.

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The 1995 Lincoln Intercontinental is not getting power to the fuel pump relay module from the PVM.

I have power from inertia switch and can put power and ground to fuel pump. It runs and builds good pressure.

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  johncrouch1962 replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.

First thing I need to tell you is that the PCM does not supply power to the fuel pump relay it supplies it with the ground that turns it on, the power is supplied from the fuse box. The PCM only controls components on the ground side, not the positive side, so first we need to determine why there is no power there. There should be 2 pins that have power, the third is the one that takes the 12 volt supply power and sends it thru the the inertia switch and then to the fuel pump, the 4th pin is the one that is grounded by the PCM. Since the engine does run when you manually power the fuel pump up I"m going to take for granted that the PCM power relay is being turned on and and the PCM is being turned on when the key is turned on.

Your vehicle uses what is called a CCRM relay box (short for constant control relay module). It contains the fuel pump relay and the WOT relay for the A/C compressor. Pin #13 uses a red wire with no tracer, it sends power to all of the relays and is powered by fuse #27 in the power distribution box and the power goes thru the PCM relay first, so if the car starts when you bypass the fuel pump, the fuse must be good or else the PCM would not come on and power up.

So check these pins and if all of them are correct, the CCRM is bad and will need to be replaced.

Pin #11, Light blue w/ orange tracer 12+ at all times

Pins #15 and #18 Black both are grounds and use the same grounding point on the vehicle.

Pin #13, red, should be 12+ in both run position and start position

Pin #5, red with a black tracer, is 12 volt + when the fuel pump is turned on.

Needless to say pin 5 will not be hot if relay is not on, but if all the other pins check out correctly as I have stated, the CCRM will need to be replaced since it cannot be serviced as a unit and they do go bad.

If standing in front of the car, the CCRM is under the black plastic cover over the radiator, just to the left of center, it is a black box with a long flat connector to it.

Any other questions, just respond here and I will be happy to assist you further.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I checked all the wires and all are correct except pin 5 which is hot all time with key on in run or start position.

I have the module plugged in when checking. Also can activate outputs with snap on scanner and does not activate fuel pump.

It also displays codes 1000, 603 and 1116.

Expert:  johncrouch1962 replied 5 years ago.

Ok, since you have power at pin 5 with key in run and start that means the relay is ok. Just make sure that you did check it with a test light, not a digital volt meter.

Now I would like you to test both wires at the inertia switch with a test light with key in run and on position to make sure power is getting there.

Let me know what you find and then we can continue further.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I have checked that also and have power and the inertia switch on red with white stripe and power out on white wire.

I have power on white wire on fuel pump relay module. That is where I jumper from white wire to pink with black stripe to run pump.

Just got ground from chassis ground. I did all test with test light.

Expert:  johncrouch1962 replied 5 years ago.

The relay that you are talking about that you have power into but not out of is mounted in the truck, correct?

This is not a fuel pump relay, it is called a fuel pump module. It is controlled by the PCM and regulates the power to the fuel pump by pulse width to control fuel pressure. If no power is getting to the fuel pump from there, then the module is bad and will need to be replaced. the fact that you can run the pump fine with power applied to it proves out the fuel pump its self.

Replace the electronic module in the trunk.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Replaced the FPCM and that took care of the fuel pressure and engine runs.

Now I have another problem. Engine idles real high (2200). Took the air piping off which I would assume would bypass the MAF sensor to check the throttle blades and engine will idle with the piping off and as soon as it is put back on RPM's go back up. TPS voltage is .94 and fuel pressure is around 35.

I haven't checked for vacuum leaks yet but don't see anything obvious.

Do you have any thoughts on this issue.



Expert:  johncrouch1962 replied 5 years ago.

The TPS voltage is ok, should be between .6 and 1.2 volts at idle so that is fine. I have a feeling that you either have a issue with the MAF sensor since when it is taken out of the loop it idles ok.

I recommend that you do check for any source of un-metered air first. If you can access a known good MAF sensor, I would try that before going out and buying one.

Are there any codes stored for this concern?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I got to thinking and the engine idled fine until I started to do a KOER test with my Snap On scanner and when it took the RPMs up for that, they wouldn't come down.

I just bought the car from my neighbor and it had been setting for about 18 months. I replaced the idle air motor and it is idling good now.

Thanks for all your help.

Expert:  johncrouch1962 replied 5 years ago.

That is absolutely great. With it sitting for so long most likely it was just a matter of the shaft becoming stuck once it moved. Glad to hear it, enjoy your car.