fuel pump issue on 1998 Ford Explorer

I have a 1998 ford explorer that would start just fine and would run for about 10-15 minutes and then it would just stop running.. I removed the line coming from the gas tank right before the gas filter and I would turn the ignition on and noticed there was no gas coming from the tank?. Could this be a bad fuel pump or could it also be an electrical issue, where theres no power going to the fuel pump?. How do I check this problem before I do more work on this car and money? thanks for your help!.

by in Tucson, AZ on February 13, 2011
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1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by , February 13, 2011
From what you have stated, you most likely have a bad fuel pump. Without a proper diagnosis it's just a guess.
COMMENT by , February 14, 2011
what would be the best way to diagnose this particular problem? I'm okay with regular maintnance but, I wouldn't know how to check if its a bad line from the ignition to the fuel pump?. The reason I'm stuck with it might be something else is because the guy I bought it from told me he changed the fuel pump 2 years back.. thanks.
COMMENT by , February 14, 2011
A fuel pressure and volume test is done with a fuel pressure gauge. It's entirely possible for a fuel pump to go bad after two years. This is beyond your ability. Go to craigslist and look under automotive services offered and make some calls to amobile mechanic. Before he or she comes out ask for phone numbers from other customers to verify his honest & ability. Good luck
COMMENT by , February 15, 2011
Thank you for your help, and your time.