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  • #46
    Yes, my fuel pump has failed on my 02 bird at 5,000 miles. Have always used the high octane fuel and because of not frequently driving, have always added fuel stabilizers Sta-Bil or Sea Foam. I am researching now on having the fuel pump replaced along with the transfer pump. Car will not start and fuel pressure at "0". Prices range anywhere from $800.00 to $1400.00 which includes the labor, and none of the estimates are from Ford or they would be a lot higher. Have also replaced all 8 COPs, much to my dissatisfaction. I have owned the vehicle since it was new and love it, but very disappointed with the cost of maintenance and NO help from Ford on the COPs!! and now this!! Unbelievable to only have 5,000 miles and to have this expense. Besides not driving it much, what am I doing wrong?

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    • #47
      2002 Bird 33,700 miles with no fuel pump problems

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      • #48
        The 2002 Thunderbird Blue went at 25,700 miles about two months ago.
        02 Nieman Marcus-SS htp-f/sil. #165 - 21 states-Dc
        02 TB-TB htp-p/blue acc.-Nancy Gioia-22 states-DC
        03 007-Coral htp-f/white acc. #468 7 states
        03 WW-WW htp-p/red 8 states
        04 VMG-VMG htp-p/white #137 - 20 states-DC
        04 PCR-Ash htp f/ash acc. #101 - 19 states-DC
        04 Merlot-Merlot htp-sand-B.Grassnig- 16 states-DC
        04 TR-TR htp-sand 7 states
        04 LIB-LIB htp-p/white 10 states-DC
        05 Cashmere htp-stone #408 -1 state
        05 IG-IG htp-p/white #82 - 48&DC
        05 Dusk Rose-DR & C/mere htps-cashmere seats - 48&DC

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        • #49
          Besides not driving it much, what am I doing wrong?
          Believe you answered your own question. Keeping these cars on the road seems to make them operate much better than those that are only driven occasionally.
          Mike

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          • #50
            I initially answered this poll in the negative then a few days later my fuel pump failed while the car was in the garage. Had it towed to the dealer for repair--$1,300.00 job. 2002 with 46,000 miles.

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            • #51
              Same here, '02 with very low miles.

              C.

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              • #52
                Mine failed at 36000 miles when it came out of winter hibernation. My Mechanic said it has a lot to do with ethanol. Not sure that is the reason as I would think that these cars were designed to run on that?

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                • #53
                  I am thinking the news is much worse than the poll will indicate. Those who have purchased secondhand may have had the pump replaced by a prior owner. Or, if blessed with a memory like mine, may have had it done themselves years before and forgotten.

                  Thunderbird owners seem to not be like the owners of the old European cars where every service document is retained. Summary documents a couple of times removed aren't the same thing.



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                  • #54
                    My 2003 has over 120k and as far as I know of it's original. I've only replaced one electric fuel pump on any of my Ford's. My 96 Mark VIII failed in my driveway but my son's 93 with over 175k is original, my 94 Vic had 260k, another 94 Vic over 200k, a 2005 Grand Marquis with 242k, and Explorer with 212k are original.

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                    • #55
                      Fuel pump went out on my 02 last week. 56K miles.
                      Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. Will Rogers

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                      • #56
                        Yep it's my turn. Fuel pump out at 15750 miles.
                        Last edited by Ricker; Mar 25, 2018, 07:25 AM.
                        Be good and if you can't be good be careful.

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                        • #57
                          I guess not to bad. $900.00 for labor and parts at the ford dealer.
                          Be good and if you can't be good be careful.

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