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2002 Lincoln LS Question: Can it blow the # 17 fuse if the fuel filter is installed Backwards?

 

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Tard, Jasper, GA, January 04, 2014, 18:47
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I Just had the fuel filter changed and the next night after having it changed the number 17 fuel pump motor fuse?car ran good before this

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    G. T. Service Center (4142 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG January 04, 2014, 19:34
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    I have seen fuel filters plugged solid and not cause a fuse to blow. I have seen people install filters backwards and it still runs fine. If the fuse blew then something else has caused it. The pump was probably going out anyway or the relay contacts could have been burned, not making good contact causing high resistance and causing the fuse to blow.

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    Tard, January 04, 2014, 20:50
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    After the fuse blew I put another one in and it ran fine until two days later the fuse blew
    Again only after the car is shut off on start up it blows the fuse I haven't Had the time or
    Money to have someone figure it out I am a single parent with 3 kids So I need a fuel
    Pump just want to make sure before I spend more money my brother installed the filter
    And he said that he didn't know if he installed it backwards or not!But I'm sure it will be
    The Most expensive part the pump anymore suggestions before changing the pump or pumps
    I found on the net there is two. Thanks for the help

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    ProfessorG, January 04, 2014, 21:05
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    You might try Rock Auto Parts think it's a .com Web based pretty reasonable, but waiting for a warranty replacement would bother me if I had a problem. Maybe put a circuit breaker in place of fuse while waiting, save money on fuses.

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    pushrod January 05, 2014, 04:28
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    I agree on the filter direction as stated in answer1. Reckon brother might have pinched a wire or something? Sure sounds suspect. Is the pump the only thing that fuse is protecting? Why did you change the filter, just for p.m.?

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