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1988 escort, cfi, no fuel to filter so i replaced pump. car ran about 20 miles and died. check again found no fuel to filter and after. replaced pump again and one more time about 20 miles later no fuel??? any clues as to where to look. again i checked the inertia switch no problem there. is there a relay or something i am missing any help is greatly appreciate, talipp...
 

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Did you get the "new" fuel pump at Pep Boys or a similiar such place? Is it really new or a crap rebuilt one?
 

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bought it at autozone. lifetime warranty, good bad or ugly? don't know. anyway need to find the fuel relay and the ground connection i guess. again thanks for any clues or info as to what to do now? im getting tired of pulling that tank out. may just cut into the floor pan and create a twenty mile access hole. thanks again, talipp...
 

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talipp said:
bought it at autozone. lifetime warranty, good bad or ugly?
Ever notice that places that make high quality parts usually have crap warranty and places that make crap have good warranty (then blame your car when their part breaks).

On previous cars, I went through more than 5 master cylinders, 5 -7 alternators or carbeurators before I figured this out. Every time the solution was a NAPA part, dealer part, or rebuild it myself. I once referred someone to a carbeurator specialty shop who also got it right the first time (mind 1980's mind you). Quite frankly there is alomst no quality control in a lot of remanufactured aftermarket auto parts. They put so little money into actually rebuilding the part, that they don't care how many you return. To make matters worse, the part may have been rebuilt in some thirld world country by someone who has never driven a car and has no concept of quality or what it's likeb being stuck on the side of the road, etc.

I would not put an Autozone fuel pump in my car. Try NAPA, the dealer, or a junkyard. I can't think of anything else except the pump that would go bad after only 20 miles, but I am open to suggestions.

Autozone, Pep Boys, etc are good places to buy an occasional filter (better than the Fram crap that WalMart carries) but other then that I'd only buy shocks, batteries, tires, and brake parts there. I think even WalMart sells most fluids (oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, and even R134a) cheaper than Autozone and Pep Boys.
 

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ok, i jumped the 000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000




























ok i was able to get the car started by jumping the fuel test lead to ground. it appears then the ground wire to the pump is bad? or does it tell me something else? in the mean time i am using the jumper wire to get me around. in need of any advice as to how to proceed thanks again talipp...







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the pump works only after it sits for a long time and then it shuts down. possibly the relay? any ideas as to where the relay is ? and how to check. thanks talipp...
 

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Sounds like it may be a bad relay. Couldn't tell you where it is on a first gen, but if it's like a second gen it's gonna be near the ECU.

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ahaaa.....found the relay, under the dash on the drivers side way up above the ecu. good info for later.....anyway, after goofing with the electrics, pulling fuses and replacing them as well as the relays. it appears that it is now running ok. the real test will be going about twenty miles away and seeing if she will bring me back home. anyway we will see thanks for any help provided. talipp....
 
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