Question about 1998 Ford Windstar
Fuse's burn if a component in a system has an electrical failure wether it be permanent or intermittent or sometime electrical circuits have an electrical surge which can be caused by numerous things and the fuse will burn to protect the circuit. If your fuse is coninuously burning out then you need to do some investigative work. First I would locate the fuel pump relay and remove that then replace the fuse and see if it burns out, second if you can access it try to unplug the wiring to the pump and replace the fuse, third you should check the wiring going to the pump to see if there is damaged wiring. The last thing that may (but unlikely) be the problem would be the ECM that controls the system. If the first three fail you should try and have it properly diagnosed by good shop.
Posted on Dec 08, 2009
Fuses are in place to protect the circuit from overheating the wires.
So if there is too much current flow the fuse burns to open the circuit.
So there is something drawing too much current in your fuel pump wiring.
This could be caused by the positive 12 volt feed from the fuse all the way to the pump.
It is often best to eliminate a portion of the circuit to determine where the short is taking place.
I would start at the fuel pump itself. If the fuse blows as soon as you turn on the key, undo the connector at the tank to the pump and put in a new fuse. Try it again, if the fuse pops then your short is before that point likely a chafed wire on the body. If the fuse stays good then the problem is in the pump harness or the fuel pump itself.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: fuel pump fuse blows quick
You have a short between the fuse and the reset valve . you have to trace the wires in between the fuse box and the fuel reset valve to see if they are pinched and a short is occuring.Follow the wiring from the fuse towards the back .
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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