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2001 mercury sable: fuel pump relay..always trunk

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I have a 2001 mercury sable with 76k miles on it i bought it in 2004 i dont drive it much because I'm an otr truck driver lately I have been having a problem with my fuel pump relay when i come home on the wknds it will almost always work fine but other times it wont and it will not start but then also i tried to push the relay button in my trunk i wish i it can get it working i dont think its the fuel pump because i took it to the shop and they said the fuel pump w/fine
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  SuperDave replied 5 years ago.

more than likely once the fuel pump relay gets hot it stop working.those relays are known for this is located under the hood in the fuse is a diagram of it's location.The button in the truck is the inertia switch.if you are in an accident the impact will shut off the fuel pump


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
would it maybe the wiring because after it wont start for for 15-20 mn it will start up just fine and work fine the rest of the wknd i never had a problem for as long as it sits during the wk
Expert:  SuperDave replied 5 years ago.

I would try a relay first