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Old 08-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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so the other day i was driving my ranger went 30 miles without a problem then went another 7 and parked and it was still great! went another mile or 2 and parked it.(still running good) then i started it and it ran like shit! and bogged out and died on me! waited about an hour and it started right up replaced the fuel filter cus i had one laying around and i dont think it did much good ran a lil better but it still doesnt start like it used to and i have a feeling it will do it again.(havent drove enough to know) doesnt start well when its hot outside but on cool mornings it starts perfect! and the fuel pump doesnt sound like it used to or like it should kinda like its being restricted but maybe thats just how it sounds when there failing! so what do you guys think is it failing?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: is my fuel pump going bad?

I Had this same issue last year and again this year. Last year i started with fuel filter, fuel pumps, fuel regulator, and what the heck even all new intake gaskets. Tried the tfi module on the dizzy. Nope didn't fix it. Ended up replacing the dizzy and low and behold got it. This year just replaced with the dizzy/tfi module as a set from o'reilly's. 94 dollars plus core and i'm back on the road. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:28 AM
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Default Re: is my fuel pump going bad?

so just a quick question for you what is the dizzy? did you have all the same symptoms? never heard of it before and i just wanted to add my fuel pump was still pumping even though it wouldnt run when i drove it alot!
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:28 PM
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I have a twenty mile drive to work each morning, and the truck ran fine every morning. But on the way home being hotter in the day the truck would start to run like crap at about 15 miles then at 17 miles or so would just give up and stall. I'd park it on the side of the road and call for a ride. 2hrs later i'd return and drive home with no other issue's. I repeated this process until payday. After replacing the ignition control module (tfi) and the distributor I have had no other issues.

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As far as the fuel pumps that's exactly why i replaced them first. Frankly I think i was just paying more attention to them.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: is my fuel pump going bad?

well that kinda sounds like thats what is going on with mine! haha so do i need to replace the distributor and the TFi module or i have herd people say that replacing just the TFi module will fix it! so both or just the TFi ?
thanks for all the help so far tickflood! its helped a ton.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: is my fuel pump going bad?

The first time i did it a year ago i tried just the tfi module. Didn't fix the problem. Changed the distributor and it fixed it. this year i wasn't playing i just changed both.

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As an assembly to kinda save a few bucks.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:23 PM
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ok! thanks i think ill try one and then the other to try and save a few bucks! cus i rarely drive more than a couple of miles but i want to know how hard it is to change and how long to expect. id say im a lil above average when it comes to mechanics. ive done all the work to my truck new head gaskets changed a rear seal on a big truck put new seals in anothers pto lift kits stereos mount balance tires change the oil change the window motor electrical problems ive done quite a bit for my age but havnt done this. so any advice/tips would be nice thanks in advance and for all youve helped me with so far!
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