Fuel Cutoff Light on '90 Merc Trace

Old 11-01-07, 06:37 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 34
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Fuel Cutoff Light on '90 Merc Trace

Fuel cutoff light on in dash. will not start. Changed Pressure regulator not help. fuell pump yields good stream from filter.
Where is the inertia switch in the model? Or could it be something else. Fuel pressure at rail nil.
Old 11-01-07, 09:34 AM
redshift's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Look in the driver's footwell on the firewall. It should be somewhere up behind the pedals. I've never had to find it on an Escort/Tracer, but on the 3 Ford vehicles I've had to find the inertia switch on, it's been there.

I've also heard that in some vehicles they located the switch in the trunk behind the carpet that hides the shock towers.

Hope that helps,
Old 11-01-07, 03:58 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 4,127
Upvotes: 0
Received 3 Upvotes on 2 Posts
Pretty sure it's in the trunk/hatch
Not sure if the panel it's behind is marked on this year
Might have to hunt for it
Old 11-01-07, 08:58 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Hamilton County, Ohio
Posts: 3,927
Upvotes: 0
Received 2 Upvotes on 2 Posts
Yes, check in the trunk, probably in the area of the left rear fender.
Old 11-02-07, 06:39 PM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 12,278
Received 262 Upvotes on 213 Posts
Some models also behind the passenger side kick panel.
Old 11-02-07, 09:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Jersey
Posts: 491
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Have seen them near the tunnel hump under the dash and in the trunk behind the false side panel.
Check the op manual.
Old 11-03-07, 05:58 AM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Posts: 894
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I had a '91 Tracer. IIRC, the reset switch was in the trunk near one of the hinges. It's a black unit with a red button.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: