It is located under the dash between the steering column and the clutch pedal. The stock thermostat comes with a new gasket - there's a paper gasket for the '86-88 cars and a rubber o-ring that goes around the thermostat for the 89-91 cars. One other method is to hold down the pedal on the car while cranking, while I have read of this working. Fuel Injector Resistor Price: 10. Unfortunately, turbocharged rotary engines make quite a bit of heat and over time the injector o-rings harden and can potentially leak.
This switch exists on modern fuel-injected cars as a safety measure when accidents occur, cutting the fuel pump off thereby eliminating the fuel flow to the engine, where a fire or explosion could occur. When you've got the new pump in, the fuel lines and wiring connected, and the tank back into position, you have to prime the system before starting the car. The fuel pump is energized when the circuit opening relay's switch is in closed position. Even with a 1983 carbureted engine, there's still a computer controlling parts of the ignition and fuel system. The pressure regulator control solenoid valve is energized only during a hot start condition. Make sure all 12 volt connections are very clean--i. There are two circular plates in the body above the fuel tank.
Having the fuel pump disabled when the engine is not running is a safety measure. Any sputtering may be electrical in nature so be sure to double check your wiring before reassembly. It is delivered to the two primary fuel injectors fed from primary fuel rail and two secondary fuel injectors fed from secondary fuel rail under a constant pressure differential relative to manifold pressure by means of a fuel pressure regulator. And, it's easy to get one. There is no need to remove the cover. One resistor is used per injector and is wired in series.
Do this 5 or 6 times to fully pressurize the fuel system, then start the car all the way. Fuel flow is absolutely imperative on any car, especially on turbocharged Wankels. It it very close to the firewall and removing the air cleaner housing will make it more visible and accessible to remove and replace. Intake manifold vacuum is routed through a pressure regulator control solenoid valve. When intake manifold pressure is low high vacuum , fuel pressure is low.
The turbos have 2 drain plugs - one big one on the bottom, and one on the side, along with 2 fill holes in the side. Removing the fuel pumps requires some tools not found in most simple tool kits. In case the switch ever needs to be replaced, the orange arrow indicates the screw that needs removed. It does not appear or at least is not marked as a fuel fuse or relay in either the under hood or drivers side kick panel fuse boxes. Yes, mounted in the fuel tank.
The car has been sitting for about 10 years, but all other electrical items work. Our previous generation competition fuel pump has long been the standard of the industry. If the low-pressure pump is not able to fill the bucket which is to make sure there is gas for the main pump even when hard cornering with a low fuel level , the main pump is starved for fuel and the engine will quit. Can either of you send me the diagram of the fuse panel so I know where 7 is and Mark, could you let me know if this was in fact the problem? The pumps are easily accessed by removing the trunk floor. It will take some time to get all of the air out of the system - you can squeeze the lower radiator hose to pump some of the water through the system.
This typically is from too much water in the coolant or neglecting to change the coolant. Here are some basic guidelines for finding a problem in the electrical part of the fuel system. I did it with a med seringin. If the engine has a lot of miles, you may be experiencing combustion seal wear. With the car cold start it and take the filler cap off, are there any bubbles? I have yet to find one that works as well. This upgrade allows 21% more fuel to be available for tuning your street ride. You surely don't want to drop the tank every few years to change the pump, even if it is under warranty! This relay is rated at such a level that there is no way to exceed its rating.
Once you get the system full, start the car, and let it come up to operating temperature. The only tried-and-true factory-style fuel pumps will come from the Ford dealer. A white colored button on the top of the switch is always in the down locked position to allow power to the fuel pump. When you change the coolant, remove the drain plug on the radiator and the block drain plug. If you're stuck somewhere and this is indeed the case, you can temporarily tape or zip-tie the button down securely to get you home. Are you talking about the 15 amp engine fuse? In these cases it's wise to look to the electrical part of the fuel system for troubleshooting.
Revised August 8, 2016 Sometimes you'll have an instance where the car won't start, and you know that you have good spark. Is it anywhere close to making sense? As with heater cores, the Ford pieces are second to none in quality and longevity. When you install a new pump in the tank, whether a stock-type or a high-performance aftermarket pump, you will reuse your old pickup assembly. If for some reason changing the fuel pump relay does not solve your problem, then you will have to replace the ignition switch. Crank the engine and see if you have a strong spark. Have you tried starting fluid? Look under the dash - on the inboard side of the steering column is a yellow relay with a 6-wire plug going to it. On the top you can see the white reset button.
The non-turbo cars have one large drain plug, with a fill plug on the driver's side of the tranny. The filter is on the driver's side of the car, down low on the firewall. Left: In 1983-86 Cougars and Thunderbirds, the inertia switch is tucked away in the trunk on the passenger side, behind the metal rail next to the trunklid hinge. Mar 15, 2010 Hold the gas peddle to the floor when starting. It's not worth saving a few extra bucks on an inferior pump, especially when it's such a necessary part of the car, and something you depend upon daily. You won't find these listed for a Cougar or Thunderbird, but you can use a Fox Mustang pump. The system is pretty basic but ingenious, letting a simple spring lock and a few wires do all the work.