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How to Reset Fuel Switch on a 2002 Ford F150

by Blaze Johnson

The 2002 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck, available with several different cab configurations and bed sizes. Base models received a 4.2-liter V6 engine, while upgraded trim packages utilize either a 4.6-liter or 5.4-liter V8. The 2002 model year features a fuel pump cut-off switch designed to inhibit the delivery of fuel to the engine if an accident occurs. The fuel pump cut-off switch also has the potential to disengage the fuel pump after a hard jolt, preventing the engine from running.

Switch the ignition to the "OFF" position and examine the underside of the truck or fuel leaks. Open the vehicle's hood and check the engine compartment for fuel odors/leakage, as well.

Reset the fuel pump cut-off switch by pressing the small, round button, located near the passenger-side kick panel, underneath the right-side portion of the glove compartment.

Switch the ignition to the "ON" position. After a few seconds, switch the ignition back to the "Off" position and check your vehicle for fuel leaks. If you do not find any fuel leaks coming from the engine compartment or underneath the vehicle, resume driving the vehicle in a normal fashion.

About the Author

In the spring of 2008, Blaze Johnson decided to share his expertise through writing. He studied business administration at a local community college and runs his own driveway mechanic service, specializing in computer-controlled vehicles and custom car audio installs. Johnson also serves as the de facto computer repair person for his family, friends and coworkers.

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