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Q: Where is the fuel pump relay located on a 2001 Ford Taurus. on 2001 Ford Taurus

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The car runs great most of the time but occassionally I'll go somewhere and when i come back out to the car to start it the car starts then sputters outs and dies. I then have to sit and listen for the fuel pump to kick on while I turn the ignition on and off. As soon as the pump kicks on it starts right up. It only happens a couple of times a month and is more likely to happen the colder it is. It has recently warmed up and the problem has been much less apperent.
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The fuel pump relay is the second one back in the under-hood fuse box next to a row of three mini-fuses. I believe that it can be swapped out with the wiper relay right next to it for a test. I have seen many more fuel pumps fail in the same manner that you described though. I would have a test light handy the next time it acts up and probe the inertia fuel cut-off switch in the right side of the truck (behind the liner) for power. If you have power when the key is cycled (only for 2-3 seconds) then your relay is good.
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