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Have a used 99 explorer 5.0 I'm not getting fuel to come to fuel line. Can hear Fuel kick off and on. When circulating the key . Turns over great but no start. Relay and fuse is good .. any idea what next?

(1999 Ford Explorer)
in Round Rock, TX on June 02, 2016
Fuel problem .
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on June 02, 2016
'IF' you're positive the fuel pump is working (?) .. Got to check the actual 'fuel pressure' next! .. Pretty easy to do but need a fuel pressure test gauge.
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on June 02, 2016
I got the explorer used they had put new pump and filter on.. Was not running.. When I took the checked relay fuse and fuse.. Getting spark. Looked at fuel. None. Pulled off filter no no pressure in line or add filter no fuel in filter

I can hear fuel pump when cycling the key off and on
on June 02, 2016
Evidently the fuel pump just isn't pumping gas! .. I reckon there is enough gas in the tank, right?
on June 02, 2016
Yes put an extra 5 gal in to make sure there was gas and if gage was off so yes I'll put gas in the tank
on June 02, 2016
Well since the pump is running with key cycle .. Must be a defective pump in the tank or it wasn't installed properly .. That's the only thing I can think of.. Just thought of another very good possibility .. They installed just the pump and the rubber hose that connects the pump to the sending unit is either busted or loose!! That's the problem I'll bet ya!
on June 02, 2016
Yes I will I will fluid. But ill try it.. Thanks. You may be right about pump not installed right.. It was a abandoned I got it from the tow company so I don't know who put the pump in.. But checked out getting spark off plugs ever thing work.. Thought it was pat systom.. Because not original key.. But it's turning over good.. Just no fuel.. So I'm at a lost..
on June 02, 2016
Well the pump is running so it should pump gas! .. Read my last reply again, I had another thought... Pump is running but just pumping gas back into the tank from the rubber hose that not connected right or busted... You going to have to pull the tank and check the pump!
on June 02, 2016
Yes I think your right.. Just had surgery in my neck.. But I have to give that a try tonight.. Thanks for your help..
on June 02, 2016
(Internet went out for awhile) .. Ckeck out this YouTube video on replacing the pump, can't hurt watching someone else do it before you do! >>
▪️▪️ Let us know how it turns out.
on June 04, 2016
Thanks I'll check it out.. Do you know if the Vapor core it's under the goes bad?
I'm thinking its in fuel tank. Something went wrong when they replaced it.. So I'm pulling tank down. No fuel coming from it.. So I'll take you advice.. Thank you
on June 04, 2016
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