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Old 09-29-2014, 10:39 PM
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I have a 1988 ford ranger with a 2.9 liter and one day I had it started and then it died would not start again, so I check fuel pressure and it was none, so I replaced both fuel pumps and the fuel relay and it still did not start. i check the inter switch and it is good and the fuse at the fuse panel is, still no power to the fuel pumps, so i put power to the fuel pump and it pumps it to the fuel rail and the pressure is forty psi and still will not start please help

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Old 09-30-2014, 01:56 PM
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no help
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:59 PM
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I have a 1988 ford ranger with a 2.9 liter and one day I had it started and then it died would not start again, so I check fuel pressure and it was none, so I replaced both fuel pumps and the fuel relay and it still did not start. i check the inter switch and it is good and the fuse at the fuse panel is, still no power to the fuel pumps, so i put power to the fuel pump and its pumps it to the fuel rail and the pressure is forty psi and still will not start please help
fuel filter? Have you checked pressure at multiple points on the fuel line?
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:33 PM
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It is the inertia switch
Easy to bi pass you can replace it easily after you verify it is the problem
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:34 PM
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I have checked interia switch and its good only one place to check for fuel pressure and it on the fuel rail and when I put power to the fuel pump the pressure is 40 and still will not start, problem is no power get to the fuel pump
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:15 PM
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any more thoughts
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:57 PM
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If you hot wire the fuel pump, and get the required pressure at the rail, but the engine fails to start, you have other problems.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:53 AM
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That makes absolutely no sense...
If you have 40 psi fuel pressure you have to have power to the fuel pump to make the pressure
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Old 10-04-2014, 01:25 PM
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Agreed with sub, if you got pressure to the rail, it's not in the pump. Either going to be ignition not getting spark at the right time, or you loss power to the injectors. You can buy a noid set at harbor freight pretty cheap to see if you got power, you can also remove the fuel rail and view the spray.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:14 PM
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so after much searching and beer drinking it was a bad ground that was the issue, fixed and runs better then new
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where exactly was the ground ?
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:54 PM
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Does anyone know where the ground is that he is talking about? I have a 89 ranger doing the same thing. Have replaced fuel pump, filter, fuel pump relay, eec relay. Checked the inertia switch and it seems fine. After changing all that it ran fine for about a week, now it won't start up again.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:00 PM
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Does anyone know where the ground is that he is talking about? I have a 89 ranger doing the same thing. Have replaced fuel pump, filter, fuel pump relay, eec relay. Checked the inertia switch and it seems fine. After changing all that it ran fine for about a week, now it won't start up again.
Can someone advise where the ground wire is?
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:27 PM
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You can add grind wires anywhere
The need to ensue you have the cab grounded to the frame, the engine grounded to the frame and the engine grounded to the cab, the battery grounded to the frame
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so after much searching and beer drinking it was a bad ground that was the issue, fixed and runs better then new
Where did you run the ground wire I have the same prob injectors aren't getting power with the key on
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