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Hi All,

 

So I took the escort out at the weekend as it was nice weather. It ran fine on the way there but when I went to start it again after a few hours it would not start. I noticed that there was no fuel pump buzz when turning the key. When I got out and looked underneath it absolutely stank of fuel, I did manage to get it started again but the fuel pump was constantly buzzing when running, as a result I have left it there as I could not take the risk of breaking down in the middle of nowhere.

 

Just want some advice and ideas on what it might be? I thought it might be a relay but we did recently go to a classic car meet and ran low on petrol which made the fuel pump make an awful, loud squeaking noise when I slowed down to park up, this was a couple of months ago but could have played a role in this issue. So, so far I would imagine it is either a relay or the fuel pump but if anyone can shine anymore light on the issue it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Many Thanks,

 

Josh

 

 

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Guest John

sounds like shit from tank has made its way into pump mfi or efi?? exterioir pump mfi known for going noisey when low on juice, get a new 1 bout £45 of ebay

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sounds like shit from tank has made its way into pump mfi or efi?? exterioir pump mfi known for going noisey when low on juice, get a new 1 bout £45 of ebay

Hi John,

 

it is an MFI, so that explains the noisy pump.

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I don't mind noisy pump,at least you know they are working lol

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Guest Nickspain

If you have strong smell of petrol you'd best check for a leaky pipe or union. Noises won't set fire to your pride and joy, leaking fuel certainly will though, any stray spark could ignite it.

If you often run low on fuel you will suck up the dregs of the tank, all sorts of debris sitting at the bottom!

If you often run low on fuel you may indeed have fuel leaking out somewhere, first priority - CHECK FOR LEAKS!

 

Good Luck,

Nick.

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I don't mind noisy pump,at least you know they are working lol

lol yeah exactly at least I knew it was working :laugh:

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If you have strong smell of petrol you'd best check for a leaky pipe or union. Noises won't set fire to your pride and joy, leaking fuel certainly will though, any stray spark could ignite it.

If you often run low on fuel you will suck up the dregs of the tank, all sorts of debris sitting at the bottom!

If you often run low on fuel you may indeed have fuel leaking out somewhere, first priority - CHECK FOR LEAKS!

 

Good Luck,

Nick.

Thanks Nick. I am hopefully popping back tonight as I have left it at my grandparents house. So I will have a look at the pipes to see if there is a leak somewhere. I never normally run low on fuel that was just a one off as the petrol station was closed as I had a mate with a Quantum kit car which had a load of crap sucked in and it never ran right when it was drained until the engine was re-built. Thanks for the advice I will give it a good check over :smile:

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