Originally Posted by Mustang46555
Old shade tree method; Remove your filler cap and put your ear right at the opening. Have someone turn the key on just until the dash lights come on but don't crank the engine. You should be able to hear the pump whirr for about 10 seconds before the relay shuts it off due to no oil pressure. With no gas gage I suspect you have a wiring issue at or close to the tank.
My fuel pump went out suddenly last week. We had stopped to buy a new spare tire, and when they were going to drive it into one of the bays, it started sputtering and then died. It sounded like it was being starved of fuel.
I had then change tire in parking lot while it cooled off for about 20~30 minutes and tried it again. It fired up smoothly but after 3~4 seconds started sputtering again and then died for good.
After a few minutes we checked for noise and heard none, so call tow truck to haul to Ford. It was a very expensive fuel pump, but I just couldnít do it myself this time. In my van it requires dropping the fuel tank which sits right next to driveshaft.
By the way, my understanding is that fuel level sending unit is often integrated with fuel pump and replaced as one unit. If OPís fuel level gauge isnít working, there is a possibility there was already a pre-existing issue in the making.