Another @#^%$ mechanic!
So, I gave up trying to diagnose my little fuel pump circuit issue and with a heavy heart handed my old girl off to a REAL mechanic over the weekend...
I stopped by today after work and the conversation went something like this...
Sure! She's ready for you. Got her running this morning.
Really? Outstanding! What was the problem?
Well, You need a new steering column. The actuator rod is broken so it won't engage the solenoid...That'll be 587.99 with labor.
Ummm, I told you already that I've replaced that pot metal crap twice in the last 2 years so i just ran a push start to the solenoid, thus bypassing pulling the steering wheel yet again to replace the bs potmetal POS with another potmetal POS that is going to fail again...The pump only gets 7 volts through the harness and will only get to highway speed by bypassing the relay with a hotshot to the battery...(Which screws everything else up in the process apparently)The push start rig has nothing to do do with the pump circuit as the pump will not power up with the ignition in run position unless i add 12v fromanother source. THIS IS WHY I BROUGHT IT TO YOU!
Well, it starts now.
what did you do to it?
well, a few things here and there...
let it run for me for a few minutes...
He starts it and it runs like ****..just barely running. It coughs and dies...
well, he says..."she's old", and you have a small vacuum leak in the a/c circuit.
So, my brand new Ford Pump is putting out 23 psi and you think that's enough?
Well, it runs don't it?
This is why I hate taking any vehicle I own to anyone for any reason...Right back where I started from. Looks like I get to pull the harness apart and trace it all again and hope I come across the real issue.
I thought someone might get a kick out of that one today!