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Old 08-15-2010
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Fuel pump shut off switch

So a couple weeks ago my truck shut off, I went to the shut off switch and it was tripped for some reason, I reset it and nothing happened then I wiggled the connector on the bottom of it and it started up and it was just fine until tonight my truck died and wouldn't restart. I pulled the plug off the bottom and it's cracked and looked a little burnt like it shorted out or something. Tommorow is sunday and ford will be closed and I gotta get to work on monday morning early so I was curious if anyone has ever bypassed this stuipid thing or has any ideas on a fix until i can do it right when I have time?

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ford puts those things in the stupidest places...it mightve gotten kicked and caused it to short out....you might just need a new connector
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I tested the switch and it's not getting any flow of electricity at all even when it's reset so I just crossed the wires with an inline fuse and it runs just fine now. I called around and the switch itself for a universal one thats not even factory cost a hundred big ones
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IIRC there is a fuse for it somewhere in the truck...id look into that
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There must be something in the air, I have a base 2004 B2300, and the same thing has happened, twice, in three days. I've yet to check my wires, but I wonder if this module gets kicked by a passenger if it will cut flow to the pump. I was just about to replace my fuel pump, and then thought that 6 years is a pretty short life for a fuelpump. Before replacing the pump, I thought I'd check the switch again even though I was sure I had done that previously when the truck was stuck by the side of the road yesterday, and it fired right up, and I heard the "whirrrrr" of the pump pressurizing.
What amperage of fuse did you use when you bypassed the switch? I was thinking of just wiring it across.
What seems to be the life expectancy of the fuel pumps in these trucks anyway?
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You can cut the switch out of the circuit if you want to, but I wouldn't suggest it. Its only there in case of an accident, but it is not necessary for your vehicle to function.
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There is two wires coming out from the top of the switch box. I took those two wires and spliced them together and i have had no problems since I have done that.
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There is two wires coming out from the top of the switch box. I took those two wires and spliced them together and i have had no problems since I have done that.
That's what I'm gonna do if my warranty won't cover it. The switch for a factory one is 115.00 and the pig tail is 50.00 from ford. The parts guy said there wasn't a recall on the wiring or switches for the 2005's but he said that it isn't the first time he's heard of it happening on newer rangers
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I have a 98 expo with an intact switch. With wiring pigtail. If interested pm and I will get you pics and a price.
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