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Yesterday I was driving and...
Yesterday I was driving and turned on the AC. I went about two blocks and the car just died. I tried restart and nothing. The lights on the dash light up but nothing, no turning and I don't hear the fuel pump cycle either. took the belt off it see if maybe the AC clutch locked up but still nothing.
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer!
My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.
Did you still need help?
Are you saying that the starter motor does not engage correct?
Do the dome lights work?
What about the headlights?
I will be looking forward to your reply.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes they all work. Battery was tested and it was fine.
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
Thank you for that information.
Does the check engine light come on with the key on?
Have you checked for power down at the starter motor? If so, what are the readings?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Haven't checked for power, yes check engine light comes on. Normally I would hear fuel pump when I turn key. Now nothing. The tow truck driver thought ECC went out
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
Ok, can you check power to the fuel pump and let me know the results?
Do you need a wiring diagram or need to know which wire to check for power?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes I will need one
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
No problem!
Please send me your VIN and I will post a wiring diagram for you.
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
Thank you for the VIN!
I am having an issue upload the diagram to the site, but the power wire to the fuel pump is the pink wire with black stripe.
This wire comes from the inertia switch. The switch may simply have tripped or gone bad.
The inertia switch gets power from the fuel pump relay. You might want to check for two powers going into the fuel pump relay with the key on and cranking.
I am going to send over an offer with my phone number and email address. Please feel free to accept my offer and call me or email me so I can email you back the wiring diagram.
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
Hello!
It'sCustomerfrom just answer. I am just checking to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?
Please let me know.
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 3 years ago
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