Hello everyone, its my first post on this forum and I can say it will not be the last as the wealth of knowledge here is awesome.
I have a problem with my 2000 Mustang GT;
A few months ago I got into my car, went to start it, but it would not turn over. The car would crank perfectly, the battery was fully charged it would just not turn over. I got it towed home, when it was unloaded, i tried to turn it on and it turned over. It has worked perfectly until a few weeks ago. I went to a movie but when I came back to my car it would not start just like before. I got the car towed home, but this time I wasn't so lucky and it wouldn't start. The car had less than 1/4 tank of fuel this time. While I was at work my father filled the car up in the garage from 1/4 to 3/4 using a jerry can. He came back after doing this and the car started. This was a week and a half ago. Today I started my car and pulled it into the garage to vacuum and wash the windows. When i tried to pull it out of the garage it did the same thing as all the other times. It would crank but it would not turn over. We replaced the fuel filter tonight in the car in about 30 minutes but that was clearly not affecting anything. The car has never struggled to start nor has it ever had trouble running. It always idles beautifully and never studders to a stop. Could this be a fuel pump issue? a relay switch issue?
Canadian Tire is quoting me approximately $400.00 for the fuel pump, which does seem slightly higher than a fuel filter
If it is the fuel pump, would ordering this steeda fuel pump work? It is a 2000 Mustang GT. Replacement Fuel Pump - '99-'04 Ford Mustang
I'm just really getting confused about what to do with it. I'm not able to drive it until it randomly starts again and I don't want to spend over $600.00 for the fuel pump and labor to put it in.
Also, if it was the fuel pump wouldn't I have noticed weird things while driving it for the last 4 months like it idling word or stalling etc...It maybe isnt either of these things?
Thanks for your help guys it is very much appreciated,