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I have a 95 tarus that overheats and starves. will restart

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I have a 95 tarus that overheats and starves for fuel. will restart after cooling. Ignition is OK. will fire if primed. Cooling runs when engine is OK but was stopped when I looked after engine overheated
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.
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Can you tell me the fuel pressure readings tou are getting when the problem is occurring and will not start?
Expert:  Ron replied 2 years ago.
The problem you are describing sound like you have a failing fuel pump, when the pump begins to fail it will overheat and when this happens it will cause the fuel to foam and the engine will stall. In most cases once the pump has had time to cool off it will usually start and run again. This type of problem usually happens in warm weather operating temps as well. You can verify if that is the cases by installing a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel rail service port and monitor the fuel pressure when it will not start. Normal pressure need to be right at 32 yo 45 PSI. Anything less then 32 PSI would indicate the pump is failing.