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Put a new relay in as well as a new fuel pump. I get power

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put a new relay in as well as a new fuel pump. I get power to relay but not fuel pump. I ran a jumper and the car started but not for long.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: 113,000
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: and yes it was running fine till the fuel pump went out it is a 1999 crown vic police inceptor. First is was jerking when I accelerated like it was not getting gas...then the check engine lights came on and flash 5 times then went off...then it ran okay for about 3-4 miles then it just shut down. So i put a new relay and fuel pump in vehicle. I get power to relay but not fuel pump
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. I ran a jumper around the relay and it started. Is it possible there is a ground wire i am over looking
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no any help
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Is the relay getting power to and out of the inertia switch?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
if i give you me sons phone number would you please call him since he is the one working on it?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Since you have power out of the inertia switch then the relay is working. Since you have no power from the inertia switch to the pump, that would indicate there is a break in the wire harness. Do you need a wire diagram?

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i understand that i would like for you to speak with my son since he is the one working on my car.. An no i dont think he has a wiring diagram
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

I am not able to call now, but here is the wire diagram.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
my son also got a P0231 code
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Since the code is for a different issue we will have to address that on a different question. I am only allowed on this question to answer questions pertaining to the original question.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

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Thanks Chris

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Are you still needing help with the fuel pressure concern?