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My husband was driving our 2002 Ford F-150 pick up and it

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just stopped running. It has...
My husband was driving our 2002 Ford F-150 pick up and it just stopped running. It has a Triton V-* and uses gasoline for fuel. No noises, it just quit. Won't restart.
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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago
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Does the engine crank over by the starter?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It cranks just doesn't fire.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

Thank you. Do a these checks and please let me know the results. I need you to be my eyes since I physically cannot see your truck.

Turn the key to on and see if the yellow check engine light comes on in the instrument cluster.

Then try to start the engine and see if the check engine light goes out while cranking.

Then, on the passenger side of the engine on the intake manifold, are the metal fuel lines for the fuel injectors. There is a test port for the fuel system on these rails near the back side on the passenger side. It will look like a metal valve stem for a tire. Push the needle valve down and see if you get a large spray of fuel.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He said the check engine light doesn't always come on. He's going to check the rest of what you wrote.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

No problem. Have him do the checks when he has time and reply back on this page when he is ready.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No fuel came out.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

Ok. Make sure the check engine light is coming on when the key is turned on.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I guess it came on just before he checked the fuel valve.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What does it mean that the light doesn't always come on?
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

You could have a bad fuel pump. Go to the fuel pump inertia switch located under the passenger side of the dahs behind the kick panel and check for power to at the switch when the key is turned on and power out on the pink wire while cranking. If power is present, the fuel pump has failed in the fuel tank.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No power there.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

No power on the DARK GREEN wire while cranking the engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No power on the pink wire.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
You never mentioned a green wire before.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No power to the green wire.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

Sorry about the wire color.

Check fuse #10 in the engine bay fuse box. Make sure it has power and is not blown. It should be a 20 amp fuse. Then, swap out the fuel pump relay in the same fuse box. Then check for power again.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
swap out do you mean replace with new?
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 2 years ago

Yes. The relays are not that expensive.

But also check fuse 18 and the PCM power relay. They supply power to the fuel pump relay and the fuel pump relay fuse.

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