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01-26-2015 10:12 AM
K Dog Seriously so easy to drop the tank. One bolt.
01-20-2015 09:58 PM
deathbypsi On an old rusty turd like this one cutting the floor was much easier than dealing with rusty straps and nuts.
01-20-2015 05:17 PM
K Dog For anyone reading this... Dont cut a hole in the floor. Super easy to drop tank on these cars.
11-03-2013 09:01 PM
deathbypsi Well its fixed. Turns out even though I could hear a faint sound of the fuel pump priming it must not have been enough pressure to start the car but was enough to keep it idling.

I cut a hole in rear floor today and pulled out a Ford replacement pump assembly dated 10/2006 and dropped in a new unit. New pump primes much louder and the car fired right up. Took for a test drive and all is well.

10-29-2013 10:11 PM
deathbypsi Cranks over fast,smooth and normal.
10-29-2013 09:45 PM
waraya the only thing I can think of is crank or cam sensor. when you try and crank it with the maf and all hooked up does it sound like it is out of time when firing.... little pops or anything?
10-29-2013 09:25 PM
deathbypsi
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Originally Posted by freemind View Post
Can you hear the fuel pump click on when you turn the key to the on position?
I dont think Im hearing anything but how do I explain it running once I use the spray can? It ran long enough to turn the fans on before I turned it off.

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Originally Posted by waraya View Post
try starting it without starting fluid with the maf hose off to see what it does
No start. Has to have the starter fluid and tube has to be off the MAF. As soon as the MAF has air pulled through it the motor dies.
10-29-2013 08:56 PM
waraya try starting it without starting fluid with the maf hose off to see what it does
10-29-2013 05:45 PM
freemind Can you hear the fuel pump click on when you turn the key to the on position?
10-29-2013 05:43 PM
amc49 A quick check of air filter/housing can't hurt. people have found them clogged by like rat's nest before. Wiring or connector at MAF as well, the new part may not be getting recognized.

Fuel stabilizer can make car not start on the other side of the storage period, been there myself. I do not use it any more, created harder to solve issues than it fixed. Nowadays the car is vapor tight if the EVAP system is working, and you really don't need the stabilizer if so. Keep it that way and no moisture can get in to screw up the fuel especially if it has ethanol in it. I've now let a car sit over a year and it started right up with no issues at all.
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