1997 thunderbird fuel pump

Asked by Guru3H7FV Jul 09, 2020 at 01:41 AM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

had a shop replace my fuel pump and 6 mins later that pump went out now I'm
wondering if this fuel pump is not working right too. Seems to cut out at higher
speeds and at low speed it makes you put your foot into it to get going. I
noticed the other day that the pump would prime the system every time you turn
the key. it did this 12 times key on then off then on then off but never primed the
system enough to not come back on. car is also hard to start but if you prime
the system 2 or 3 times it starts better. I have new plugs, wires, fuel filter evap
valve and air filter. so could this be another bad fuel filter?

1 Answer

1,815

you went backwards on yourself. AND the shop screwed you out of a pump!! The shop should have looked at your fuel relay in the fuse box. If I'm the mechanic there and there are fuel issues i'm going for the relay. I go to the junk yard and get them out of the Ford cars because I just look for the football play diagram on side ( it has an 85 on it). BUT THAT is my opinion of what works for me. If you want to go waste $20 for a new relay on a 97, its your choice. The shop scammed you on this. Maybe you didn't know about the relay. you did the right thing, though, you turned the key and listened to it prime, that alone should have told you pump was fine, because it doesn't take 12 volts to run a fuel pump nor the relay. I would definitely report the shop to BBB. you didn't need a $150 pump, but a $3 relay. keep your chin up

Your Answer:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    2,380
  • #2
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    1,950
  • #3
    MrBlueOval
    Reputation
    1,210
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
28 Great Deals out of 1,087 listings starting at $7,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
23 Great Deals out of 307 listings starting at $11,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
23 Great Deals out of 491 listings starting at $11,995
Used Ford F-150
109 Great Deals out of 8,350 listings starting at $3,970
Used Mercury Cougar
2 listings
Used Jeep Wrangler
31 Great Deals out of 599 listings starting at $8,900
Used Ford Taurus
13 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
37 listings starting at $6,495
Used Ford Ranger
8 Great Deals out of 936 listings starting at $4,497
Used Lincoln Continental
32 listings starting at $29,995

Used Cars for Sale

2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 listings starting at $19,000
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
14 listings starting at $17,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.