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Ford Ranger Fuel System



  • 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
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  • 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?
  • fordgirl77fordgirl77 Posts: 15
    I have the same problem smelling gas when I open my rear window. As far as I can tell there is no leak, just a bad smell of gas. So I have to keep my window shut. And my truck idles weird going down the road like it wants to stall. And when I stop at a red light it acts like it wants to die. Everything replaced. Is there a recall? Or should I say there should be a recall..
  • having same problem with 2004 ranger, did you get yours fixed? what was your solution? thanks
  • tungatetungate Posts: 1
    every thing on truck works but the gas hand. when first time the key comes on the hand will g o over past the full and then it goes slowly to empty mark and stays there. fuse is not shot.
  • dsm2dsm2 Posts: 1
    edited June 2010
    I had the same problem with my 1986 Ford Ranger for 7 years now. The low pressure fuel pump seems to be acting up so I had to drop the fuel tank and disconnect what you called the "main hose" and filler tube to the tank. What I found inside that "main hose" was another smaller hose which you cannot see unless you actually take out the filler tube (mine has three screws and a hose clamp) that is actually the main hose and is supposed to be connected to the filler tube that slides into the secondary safety hose but it was disconnected (partially blocking both tubes causing the fuel to be pumped partially through that secondary safety hose (no fuel should be running through that hose while fueling up) and the main hose which in turn caused the fuel to back up in the filler tube and shut off the gas station fuel pump unless they set the pump to pump gas slowly. If I knew there was another tube inside that visible outer tube I would have been able to understand better of what could be wrong. The only reason I found the answer to this problem is because I had another problem. I guess that outer tube protects the inner tube. I don't know how the inner hose came off the filler tube but I could see the outline of a clamp of some kind but it was gone. I checked the inside of the fuel tank and found nothing. maby it was made out of a plastic and just disintegrated in the fuel tank. Anyway I just put a hose clamp on it since their is enough room inside the secondary hose.
  • mekanikosmekanikos Posts: 1
    You might replace the coil pack. I had a similar problem with my '04 ranger, and after a huge run-around with the dealer and my mechanic playing with fuel pumps/relays/fuses, the mechanic called a friend who told him to replace the coil pack (70 dollars) and ... voila - good as new. (1500 other dollars and two fuel pumps later though) (blarggh)
  • punkboypunkboy Posts: 1
    I have replaced the # 5 and 6 fuel injectors but am still experiencing a fuel leak. What could be causing this as i have taken off the lower manifold twice to see if I have tightened them properly but i still have a fuel leak. I am an apprentice mechanic and have not run into this issue before hope you can help
  • On the passenger side under dash board is a relay switch or something like a relay switch push in on the top of it I think it is green on top and it will start.Mine does that all the time and this is my fix..
  • 1speedy1speedy Posts: 1
    edited October 2011
    I got a 94 4 Cycle with 8 plugs.It cranks good and drives good.I bought it used.The odmitor reads 276k I was told the motor was replaced.It runs and iddlese good for about 30 to 40 seconds then it just chokes its self out if I don't keep the gas on.If I keep it reving for about 2min,it will rev up faster,I let go of the gas and then no problems then.IV had it at a mechanic Shop,they said its cause its got a lot of miles.The 98 motor that was suposably put in it suposably only had 50k miles on it.It runs excellent.I just wanna be able to get in it and take off.I look like a damn idiot reving my truck before I have to go somewhere.Can somebody please give me a clue on what to do next.IV done a complete tune up and replaced fuel filter.
  • A bad inertial switch, autoparts calls it fuel cutoff, can cause either stalling on the road, or failure after being parked. My local dealer tried to sell me a second new fuel pump after the one installed in my old location failed to fix the problem. I specifically asked the service manager if there was some kind of switch related to motion because I was able to push start it. He told me he didn't know of any. Most or all fords have had this collision safety feature for more than 10 years.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    edited November 2011
    And, that thing has a reset button on it, if it should be tripped. (It 'should' only trip when the truck hits something or turns over. This thing then shuts the fuel pump down.) It's just behind the carpet, above the passengers left foot.

    P.S. If your are push-starting your truck, I don't think the fuel cutoff switch is your problem. If it gets tripped, you have to reset it. Now it does have wiring to it, and I think a relay also drives it. All these could be giving a problem.
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