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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I am certain now what it is the starter. Went to fire it up and got a solid click. I tapped on the starter with rubber mallet and it started up. So... as soon as this heat wave is over I will get to work on it. I have not heard of west marine, are they online?
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    My positive battery cable is corroded but I am not certain how far back. I have cut into the insulation and found that it is corroded inside about 2 inches back from the terminal. I have been putting off replacing it because something else is always needing repair. However I think that this...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    It may be just the heat ( heat index is 105) But it is only starting some of the time. I am pretty certain that it is the starter and not the wiring.when it does start it is a sluggish start like battery is low but it is new battery. I have had starter trouble before on another ford. I...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Thank you for your encouragement and comments. I love my explorer, but I love my kids more and this vehicle is our livelihood. Without it we would not survive. I cannot afford to have someone else do it so I must rely on myself and alot of help from great mechanics on this sight. being a...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Finally the conclusion to this very long thread! i was able to attach the wires directly from battery to inertia switch with no results. with help I was able to replace fuel pump but the skid plate is now scrap metal. I wont be offroading anyway. After replacing the pump she fired right up...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Its pouring here but as soon as it stops I will give it a go! Thanks again!
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I will give it one last shot with the jumper wire. let me make sure I got it right, wire from positive battery terminal to inertia switch fuel pump side which I believe is green wire? and listen for pump to prime. also the wiring is super sealed and it would be hard to tell if any thing was...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Very helpful information. I will be doing my homework before I tackle this on my own. Also about the schrader valve, I have pressed it in already to see if I was getting any fuel pressure but there was nothing, not even a single drop of gas. i am assuming this is because it has been sitting...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Thanks again for all help I will let you know how it turns out. I am wondering if there is a thread with specifics about changing the fuel pump? I will start searching. Are there any special tools required. I know i could get off the bolts but I am concerened about the Hoses.
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I have tested the switch and I get the off on off so, I am now making the assumption that it is the pump. I dont think that I can drop the tank myself and will have to get somebody to do it. Best place to purchase the pump? someone told me they were on ebay for 50$ but I am not certain about...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    My explorer has the fuses and relays in the same box, so you can see I was even more baffeled when I saw your picture, cause i dont have that box underneath. I will check the inertia switch like you said with the jumper and see what happens. The relays I have been testing are the fuel pump...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    WAIT A MINUTE! Something has just occured to me after reading your question about the inertia switch. . . should I be testing a jumper wire? because I am not. I am just putting the tester on each seperate wire terminal with no jumper wire present? Maybe I am just a retard!! Please Heelp !
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I see your relay box under power distribution but i dont know if I can reach mine as there is hardly anyroom. My underhood looks much more crowded than yours!
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    sorry did not see last post. my battery is on passenger side. as far as connecting the inertia switch for testing I connected the test light to ground and unhooked the wires at the bottom. I put the tester on each wire terminal and I get no light with key on. Also I dont want to jumper the...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I feel like maybe I am testing the inertia switch improperly.there is definately power at the relay. I also banged on the fuel pump and got nothin. I think I am just going to replace the pump and see what happens. Anyone want to buy a 94 explorer in MI?! I cant keep messin with this thing.
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    This is very helpful. I would like more info on how to bypass the relay function. I have purchased a new relay and also swapped out relays with no change in funtion. Also if I remove the relay will the two main terminals show on my tester as having power?
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    Thank you for all your help today I learned alot and I appreciate it. I wanted to show you something that DeRocha said about the inertia switch, that originally led me to believe this might be the problem. "Observing the Inertia switch is pushed in is step 1... step 2 is actually checking to...
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I have power to the relays. Checked each one. Will do more tomorrow. If I wanted to connect the fuel pump to a battery without dropping the tank how should I connect the wires?
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    ok used test light to check for power at fuse and there is power
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    bypassing the inertia switch .. wiring harness is at the bottom of the switch correct ? I remove it and run jumper wire from one side to the other side? Sorry again to be so dense but I am very new to all of this.
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    fuse is good nothing broken and connectors are clean
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    ok I am going right now to look at the fuse. And I have test light but i am not sure about how to use it properly.
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    I see the fuse but how to check it I am not sure to put what where? I am just a dum girl and need more information on how to do this.
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    bypass the inertia switch?
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    Reading voltage on inertia switch

    also I am not sure about jumper the wires. sorry to sound stupid but I need specifics. I know how to jumper the self tester to get CEL codes can you be more specific about how to jumper this switch.
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