RE: 2004 ford explorer fuel pump reset?
To check for a 'tripped' inertia switch (or one that won't reset) is just a simple12V test light check or volt meterreading for 12V power at each wire on the inertia connector.. At NO TIME would I suggest bypassing a safety device for 'any' extended or permanenet use.. But if stranded, or as a TEST ONLY situation,and if no 12V test light or meter is available, than jumping the connector will prove out the switch fora possible open circuit condition.. OBVIOUSLY if on a reset,, (since the inertia 'should' have trippedBEFORE any substantial leakhad occured) if a leak was detected either by 'smell' or a 'visable' leak the vehicle shouldn't be driven at all, and in actuality maynot be able to be driven at all if the leak or fuel pressure was restricted enough to prevent the spec pressure.. But very few cases when the inertia is trippeda fuel leak occurs, unless a fairly major impact..But to error to the side of caution is a good practice.. Even with a kinked, bent or broken/leakingfuel line, if the inertia is reset after an impact it WILL run the pump, and would need to be done to inspect for a leak, (if any) and/or no visable damage is spotted.. Plus,, if a damaged line ect. didn't show up right away, it would still be that common sense should prevail here.. Or if in doubt or safety concerned, have it inspected..
This was a TEST only suggestion, had nothing to do with being lazy...................
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