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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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2002 Ford Excursion full tank of gas parked and garaged

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2002 Ford Excursion full tank of gas parked and garaged extended length of time. Started right up drove 3 miles to hardware store would not start. Lengthy cranking no go. Towed it home tried again. Started trouble shooting, first listen for fuel pump open gas cap heard pressure released, vehicle started right up. Been starting good so far. Vapor Lock, fuel pump going bad, fuel blockage?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question,

When it did not start where you hearing the fuel pump cycle on when you turned the key on and off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did not notice, was not listening for it.
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

It common for the fuel pump to fail due to worn brushes and its also common for the pump to come and go, before you consider replacing the pump I would take your 12 volt test light and or volt meter and check and see if you have key on engine cranking power in and out of the inertia switch while the no start condition is present. If you find you have power in and out of it while cranking then you very likely have a failing fuel pump. Check this if you can duplicate the problem and post back if need be and we can work from there.