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Hi been having intermittent problems with my car not starting. No diagnostic codes were found and car started with no problems at the the garage. Next day did it again and garage said it's the fuel pump. don't really want to pay main dealer, so does anyone know how easy or hard it is to fit it yourself only Hubby is going to give it a go!
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Is it petrol or diesel is probably the first question and then I'll have a look in the TIS disc

I suspect it may be a case of having to drop the fuel tank which means having a fair amount of space under the rear of the car
 

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Have looked at the TIS and yes the tank does have to come down as the fuel pump is the top of it (up against the boot floor) It also says that most if not all of the exhaust has to come down to get enough space as well

Whilst doing these is not that difficult in itself moving long lengths of exhaust pipe round without the space that the type of "two post lift" that a garage has may well cause problems

I've been having other thoughts about this. I don't think that electric fuel pumps intermittently fail as in your case

When it gives problems are you starting from absolute cold or part warm or fully warm and after it has started does it then give any other apparently fuel related problems

I'll keep thinking in the meantime
 

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IT IS WHEN COLD OR WARM SO IT DONT REALLY MATTER WHEN IT IS, WHEN YOU START THE CAR ITS AS IF THERE IS FUEL IN THE LINE AND WANTS TO FIRE THEN CUTS OUT AGAIN COULD IT BE THE FUEL RELAY POSSIBLY.
 

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It could unfortunately be a very large number of things a lot of which are very inter related and themain problem is thatstarting is such a complicated technical process in terms of engine system requirements

Once it has started does it give any signs while you are driving of not having enough fuel especially at higher speeds

It might be worth trying to find a fuel injection system specialist as opposed to a Ford dealer
http://www.boschautoparts.co.uk/bdl/loc_result.asp?strLocator=Product&strPostArea=PL&intType=1&intProduct=1
The above should give you the Bosch UK service closer!! to Plymouth
 

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No it doesn't give any signs of fuel problems when going at any speed and problems started without any prior problems
 
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