Ran fine yesterday, today won't start, fuel pump never stops running

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I tried applying pressure, but it didn't work.

So I cut the head off and pushed the three portion of the bolt in.

Well, I still can't get the computer to move out of the car.
Vise grips are only ripping the sheetmetal.
 

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Firewall side. I even put the nuts back on the bracket to give me more support when pulling from inside.
 

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Looks like the harness is still connected. The bolt when unscrewed backs the harness connector out of the plug, like the ccrm. You'll have to get a chisel to pry and some leverage to slowly work the plug off.
 

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It's out! Lots of tools and leverage and cracked electrical harness later...

So, I checked and the nut inside the computer was fine - the bolt just wasn't reaching it.

But, the car wasn't running prior to be attempting to remove the computer anyway, so that doesn't matter.
Going to let the glue dry on the connector and heading out now to get a bolt. I might have to hunt for one. In my old hometown there is an auto parts store with the entire Dorman fastener inventory. The drawers are part of the very long counter. I wish I had that here. It is less than two hours to that store from here though, so....
 

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Edited sorry, I was late. Glad you got it. Use Dielectric grease on harness plug.
 
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Fyi, my bolt was cross treaded and harness plug not seated properly when I changed mine out.
Nice score on the x2j
 

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Well.... It runs!
Found another issue - the AC clutch backing plate is completely loose....
Painted the retaining plate while I was at it.
 

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Grrr... I was going to try and upload a video so you could hear the exhaust.
Magnaflow Cats
SHO Source CAT-back, dual mufflers.
Borla mufflers.
I've had this on for two years, but I found I had to neck the tips down to get enough backpressure to assist the low-end.
It's raining in the northeast, so I won't be test-driving it tonight!
 

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Another project you might put on the list to do is to get a wrecking yard Taurus ECU connector that is undamaged and has the captured bolt and plastic cover. You can swap all the wires and pins over to the new connector.

https://www.fuelinjectedford.com/page74.html

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I used a 6x1x75mm bolt. Found it at Lowe's, and is only 5mm longer than the factory bolt.
I press-fit the old retainer back on.
I used a washer to simulate the molded head, then cut the black cover so it would fit flush by removing the guide that goes over the plastic shaft. Still need to come up with a better retaining system for the cover.
Fortunately, the case has plenty of room to take a longer bolt. I posted a pic of inside the old computer earlier.
 

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This just happened to me a couple of weeks ago but fan was running as well. replaced Ccrm and did not help. Replaced PCM... Fixed!
I have the same thing happening right now, fan turns on and fuel pump not shutting off. U said the PCM is what u replaced? Where did u get 1? Thanks
 

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Put the new ECU in and it fixed a couple other issues I have had for a couple years!! Thanks
 

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Good to hear! It took a 'flat spot' out of he throttle response between 2500 and 3400 RPM for me
 

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