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I HAVE A 2003 FORD E250 SHUT DOWN ON ME ONE DAY NO FUEL

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Customer: I HAVE A 2003 FORD E250 SHUT DOWN ON ME ONE DAY NO FUEL COMING UP CHANGED THE FUEL PUMP I WAS GOOD A WEEK LATER THE VAN DIES ON ME AGAIN GOT IT TOWED HOME THE NEXT DAY I TRIED TO START IT IT STARTED WRIGHT UP NO PROBLEM I LET IT RUN FOR WHILE AND ABOUT AN HOUR LATER IT SHUT OFF DIDNT START IT COOLS OFF THE IT STARTS AGAIN WHAT COULD BE WRONG
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: NO FUEL COMING UP WHEN IT WARMS UP
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, what engine do you have in this vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5.4
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

To test I would hook up a fuel pressure gauge. More than likely the fuel pump is failing when it gets hot. If you drive while watching the fuel pressure you will see the fuel pressure drop off as the fuel pump is failing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IT is new fuel pump i changed it again thinking it was faulty its still doing the same thing someone told me it could be te crank sensor i dont think so i get spark
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Do you ever have any codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
STILL waiting on an answer
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

I'm going over a wire diagram? Do you have codes? If you tested the fuel pump and your positive it's passing I would replace the PCM power relay. If it restarts right away it could be a loose ground.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I get no codes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If it is a loose ground why would it shut off only when the van warms up without driving it
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

The problem is there can be many things wrong with this vehicle. You were correct you could have a bad crank sensor. I can give a list of parts to try but without proper diagnostics or tools to test items. It's a guessing game.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IM goin to change the pcm and test the crank sensor again or just change it and i will get to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
send me the other parts you thing could be bad
thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cam sensor and crank sensor would give me a code
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
CHANGED THE CRANK SENSOR STILL AND THE PCM RELAY AND STILL NOTHING
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

The cam and crank sensor don't have to have a code to be bad. It could also be a defective mass air flow sensor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
CHANGED CAM SENSOR STILL NOT STARTING OR GETTING FUEL PRESSURE
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Your losing fuel pressure when it gets hot? Did you replace the fuel pump relay

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NOW THE VAN WILL NOT START AT ALL THIS MORNING I STARTED IT AND ONLY RAN FOR ABOUT 15 MIN
AND DOES NOT WANT START
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

You replaced the fuel pump relay. Do you have a multi meter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I replaced the fuel pump and the relay crank and can sensor also
i dropped the tank again yesterday and found that the new fuel pump i installed was faulty put another pump in started wright up
i hoping the crank sensor was the problem for shutting off when i warms up i let it run for about two hours last night and it didnt shut off i'll give you and update later
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Great. Please remember to rate my answer if you haven't already so I receive credit for assisting you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IM BACK TO SQUARE ONE again fri on my way home from work it just died on me again i let it sit for about hour and it started again
what could this issue be ?
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Do you know if you have a retur less fuel system or not?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dont know
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

What brand fuel pumps are you using?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bought it from auto zone
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

So the last fuel pump fixed the concern for 3 days. Do you have a fuel pressure gauge you can hook up and watch pressure while driving?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Found the problem one thing i should have checked first COOLANT TEMP SENSOR
changed it and it started Wright up
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

The coolant temp sensor? Was it reading negative 40 all of the time?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I never tested it but I remembered I had the same problem with a friend of mines van the sensor reads a very high temp making it look like the engine is overheating the shuts down the fuel pump
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

If a failed temp sensor on this showed overheating it will set a code.