Hey everyone, I hope you can help:
I have a 2000 ford mustang V6, and it is the standard model; not a GT. about 6 months back, I got in it after work and the engine turned, but the mustang would not start. The guys in the auto garage next door jumped it with their jumper, and it worked fine all the way home, just like it always drove. But when I went to start it up again, it would not start. The diagnosis was a bad battery. (I already knew I needed a new one). Well, I have a Nissan that I drove in the mean time and never went to replace the mustang battery.
6 months later:
I wanted to sell the car and I told the guys that it just had a bad battery. However, we could not jump the car. I’ve had 3 people tell me it is the fuel pump, but I am having a really difficult time believing that the problem is the fuel pump when I know it was the battery before. I hadn’t been driving it, and it’s tough to believe that it would just break. I was able to start the car with starter fluid being shot directly into the engine, but it shuts off shortly afterwards. I also checked the inertia switch or whatever in the back left of the trunk to see if somehow that was set off. One guy I talked to that knows some things about cars told me to check this valve when the key is just turned to “on”. He says that if I press in and it sprays fuel, that it isn’t the fuel pump, and it could be a relay for the fuel pump or something. Anyways…Maybe I am just in denial because I know it requires dropping the gas tank etc, and that will cost me 600+ dollars. And I for sure do not want to do that if I am not even sure if it is the fuel pump.
*I just want to get some insight; maybe someone has experienced this? Maybe it is common with this Mustang model and possibly a quick fix? I hope so. Please, Please, please advise. (The gas tank is 1/2 full).