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Re: [T3] electric vs mechanical fuel pumps


John Jaranson wrote:

> Here's the switch information:
>
> Ford Fuel Pump Cut-off Inertia Switch.
>
> Part number: F5AZ 9341-A or XF3Z 9341-AA
> (either number should get you the same part. Start with the F5... number)

This contraption used to bedevil early Ford Taurus owners- the early
ones were perhaps too sensitive, and a hard tap on the rear bumper (hard
enough to jolt, but not quite hard enough to cause damage) would trip
the cutoff switch. Many a Taurus owner got stuck on the road in bumper
to bumper traffic wondering why their car stalled after getting bumped
from behind.

Happened to my sister years ago- I had known about the problem but this
was in an age before cell phones, so she couldn't call her bro. Luckily
the tow truck driver knew about this problem too, and reset the switch
for her. No charge. :)

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