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Ford Ranger Fuel System

timothy3timothy3 Posts: 1
my 94 ranger has a fuel smell, no leaks, could it be the fuel pressure regulatorl


  • joel20joel20 Posts: 1
    My 94 Ranger leaks when refueling. It apears it is where the filler tube goes into the tank. Any idea what is involved with the repair regarding parts replaced and cost. It seems this is the type of repair the dealer should do and was it ever a recall item? Thanks
  • I cant get gas into my 2008 ranger. the dealership doesn't know why. does anyone have any suggestions as what i could do. they have replaced the entire fuel system and now I'm stuck
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Did you buy it new?

    If so, start talking to them about the Lemon Law of your state. After something like 3 or 4 attempts to fix a single problem under warranty, if they cannot fix it, they are required to buy the vehicle back from you.

    I would think a little discussion about this - you will get some concentrated action on repairing your truck.
  • I have 1994 ranger with a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine. It set for two weeks and then started running rough intermittently at first and now all the time. It will not idle I have to ref it up to keep it started. It smells a little like gas as well. I have changed the fuel filter and add gas treatment to the half full tank. I have replaced the plugs and plug wires. I have check the two coil packs, throttle position sensor and the mass air flow sensor with a meter. I was told it may be a vacuum leak. Any suggestions on how to identify where the leak may be or what else I might try?
  • micbarmicbar Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 Ranger with a 2.3 L engine. Recently the check engine light came on and it hesitates on acceleration now. They checked the code (P0002) and it says....Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit Range Performance. How do I fix this? Thanks
  • Hey,
    I have a 2005 FOrd Ranger--driving down the highway the engine just quit for no apparent reason--after a few minutes of just hanging out it restarted and on my way I went. On the way back home it quit again--this time no restart. The engine spins but wont start as if no fuel or no spark. GOt the truck home and it started right up. Next day I changed the original equip fuel filter---ran for about 4 miles parked it next morning ran across the parking lot and shut down again. Now it is back in the drive and I can not simulate the problem.

    Any ideas?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    I've not read about Rangers having this problem, but for other autos, these symptoms can be caused by faulty Crank Position Sensor/s.

    When this sensor fails, it totally shuts the car down. Very dangerous if you are traveling at high speed. In GM cars (Cadillac) they act exactly as you said, and they also do NOT set a check engine failure code many times. So, 'pulling the codes' will not even show what happened.
  • My 1998 Ford Ranger was running fine, until I got custom work done to it. “Air bags, suspension”. The Ranger will crank but it is not getting any gas. The fuel pump and cylinders are not working. If I give the pump direct power it works. All fuses have been checked. The Ranger will start with starter fluid for a couple of seconds then die. It has no alarm. The gas tank was never dropped. So it has to be something that controls the gas pump and cylinders.
  • Hello Joel20,
    I hope you got your Ranger fuel problem fixed by now. I just bought a '94 and the night I picked it up and filled the tank, it leaked. I suspect the filler neck and I'm curious on what is all involved with it's replacement. Can you share your experience please?
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  • carolinabobcarolinabob Posts: 576
    If anyone else has this problem, the tube will have to be replaced. It costs about $3-400. Had to do it when the independent garage that replaced my fuel pump damaged the existing one. Of course, it was not his fault. Took it to a Ford dealership and cost was about the same as independents quoted.
    BTW, it you replace the fuel pump, go ahead and replace the sending unit for gas gauge. Garage did warn me that pulling the old fuel pump out of the tank damages the sending unit for fuel gauge 90% of the time.
  • I have no ideal if it is when my truck is idealing or if it is when driving down the road but when i pull off the top of the breather it has oil or oil and gas both sitting in the breather and i would like to know why it does this My Truck Is Carbureted
  • billlybobbilllybob Posts: 2
    there is a fuel pump saftey shut off switch on floorboard passenger side in right corner at carpet edge line look for red button poped up push it back down then try to start.if that dont work try resetting computer disconnect neg side of battery for 5 min reconnect try starting
  • billlybobbilllybob Posts: 2
    you have what is called blow by the rings are stuck or shot compression gets into the oil pan and pushes preshure into oil pan.try 20w 50 oil its thicker and wont past rings as easy
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Or, might need a new PCV valve, or the line to PCV valve is plugged or kinked. Something to check first.
  • bow64bow64 Posts: 1
    I have a 1993 ford ranger, it has a new feul pump and relay, i still can not get it to work or to fire is there a sensor or something that shuts down the system.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Yes, there is a 'rollover sensor' that shuts down the fuel pump.

    It is on the firewall, inside cab, passenger side, just to the right of the tunnel, just under the top end of the carpet.

    I think there is a button that should be pushed in. If popped out, it cuts the power to fuel pump.
  • The fuel pump in my '92 Ranger will not engage. I have reset and also 'jumped' the inertia switch, replaced the relay and the 30A fuse, replaced the fuel pump (3x), and the filter (just because) and still no dice. I have power at the harness, but none at the pump?!?!
  • wigwomanwigwoman Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 Ranger XLT 4X4, the O/D OFF light is flashing. Does this mean my transmission is going out? I had the transmission rebuilt in 2007 and I can't afford that expense again. Please help! Flipping my wig over a ranger
  • I have a 1989 Ford Ranger. I was getting about 24 MPG hwy but now only get about 16-18. I have replaced the vacuum sensor for the fuel injector but it didn't help. The check engine light came on before part was replaced and is still on. What else could be wrong?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Well, the computer is trying to tell you. Have the 'code/s' pulled for free at Autozone, etc. The code and short definition many not tell you exactly what is wrong, but it will give some indication.
  • i have an 1987 ford ranger i cant get the fuel pump to work i put a new one in new relay and bypassed the shut off switch still nothing ive been told the is another pump in the tank 1 is that true 2 how do i get my pump to work everyone i know ins out of ideas i can bypass everything and the pump still works it pumps but the truck isnt sarting i even replaced the ignition control moduel and nothing NEED HELP!!!!
  • dumaradumara Posts: 1
    hi there could someone help ihave a 2004 ford ranger xlt thunder 4x4 pick up the problem is that it cranks but does not kic in ,i have had to change the ignition moduel nd par it up with the pump but still thers nothin all the electrics work pliz help
  • have 2000 ford ranger 2.5 motor, it will not run right, have had codes redone ,did not work, when driving the truck will bog done and act like it is not getting any gas and you have to pump like crazy to get it to take fuel, may run very few miles before it does it again. will not idle unless u revive up motor like crazy to get it to accept fuel. have put new fuel pump, filter don.t know what else to do. please help
  • 4x4 not working ,4-hi light comes on but not 4-lo, when puting in 4hi i hear something engage or noise ? but no 4x4 what steps should i take i am mechanicly enclined">
  • i have a 94 exstended cab,3.0 auto,with overdrive,2 wheel drive.ive replaced,plugs,wires,coil,cap, roter button,fuel filter,and mass air flow,and also cut off pipe after the y,thinking it may be converter.still drive for a few miles,shut it off,then it will not start up for like two
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Bad fuel pump?
  • but on my way home it stalled, drove awhile and stalled when I slowed down. Parked It. Came back the next day and it started and ran good until I put it in gear, then it would die, did this over and over. Had it towed home, now it wont start. Turns over but wont run. Ideas
  • Inertia Switch Testing
  • 1996 ford ranger will shut off fuel nozzel when filling tank can only fill real slow checked the main hose to tank seems ok what next help please
  • Hunter, i have the same year of ranger and the same issue, you can only pump gas slow. i would really like to know why it does this, Also, Hunter, do you have the gas cap that you have to wait for the hissing to stop before you can remove it?
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