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Old 10-07-2011, 06:06 PM
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Wow, I hope to not jinx myself, but I never heard of this problem being as rampant as it may be. I've heard of people unintentionally bumping it but still. At least if something happens, I know what to do.
as fireranger already stated people are making mountains out of molehills...i wouldnt worry about it
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:04 AM
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How long have inertia switches been in use?More importantly, how did I make it out alive until then? I do like the dash toggle solution though. The bigger problem here is that ford themselves don't offer a reliable solution.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:23 AM
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How long have inertia switches been in use?More importantly, how did I make it out alive until then? I do like the dash toggle solution though. The bigger problem here is that ford themselves don't offer a reliable solution.
They've been around since they started using electric fuel pumps instead of engine driven eccentric pumps. You survived before because there was no electric fuel pump to keep running. A dash toggle is not a solution, it is just as bad as bypassing the switch completely. And there is no big problem for Ford to solve in the first place.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:49 AM
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:41 PM
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All I can say is thank god for Ford Ranger Forums! Just saved me $300 not having to buy a new fuel pump. Yesterday, truck dies in RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC on an uphill grade IN THE FAST LANE!!! Replaced the battery because at first it was drained and couldn't hold a charge after testing..started right up. Today..dies again in a parking lot. Wanted to turn over but wouldn't start. Got it home (second tow truck ride in 2 days, thank god for Roadside Assist), still no start...checked fuel line pressure, none...no sound from the pump...assumed it was dead...start cussing and kicking stuff. Got on line started to price new FP's...(cussing again)...then found this thread. Sure enough, went outside pressed the reset button, BAM! Starts right up. TO test the theory, I tapped on the switch housing..turned the ignition to acc, no sound from the pump..torned to start...it turns over then immediately grumbles and dies, no gas! HIt the button, pump sound heard..starts right up. Looking for a new switch tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:04 PM
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I'm glad to know about this. Sounds like the Federal government mentality of trying to protect everyone from everything. Problem is the 'cure' is worse then the chances of getting the disease.

None of my Euro cars have such nonsense ('let me take care of you') devices. Sounds like the Sierra Club strikes again as there is ABSOLUTELY NO DANGER including being hit by an meteor, but there is GRAVE DANGER if the vehicle stalls in traffic.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:02 PM
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Update...it seems Ford figured it out,,,but no recall. What they have done is re positioned the switch location so it is behind the fuse panel door on the passenger side. You can only get this part, so I am told, from a dealer. They all have the same price $99 because it includes an interior color matching trim piece.

I've gone on ebay looking for boneyard parts but can't find any that match the year...not sure that i really want a "used" on anyway..also don't want to short it out due to it's designed purpose..I don't relish the idea of being charcoal in a carbeque...

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Old 11-10-2011, 10:27 PM
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Im having the same problem with my 2005 Ranger xlt the screw fell out so it lays sideways and I smell this burning smell. Could that be the switch going bad and Kragon orileys in chino ca wants 112 dollars for the part why is it so much thought it was just the black piece with a red ring on the top under the glove box. how much is this part normally. Please help me
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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I have a 2005 edge pkg. Mine caused me fits, it was going off after about 2 miles of driving then it would stall me out every block. Other forums have extensive info on this switch. it should be a recall, Ford knows it but refuses to recall it. It has caused many people grief and injury when it stalls the truck in busy traffic conditions. I took mine to the shop that told me it was a fuel pump. They wanted 750.00 to replace the pump. the codes said it was a short in the fuel pump wiring. Sure enough was. I took it home after not paying for the fuel pump. I pulled the tape off of the wiring to the switch and found charred wiring and plastic. My wife and I drove it around the neighborhood and found that the wires heating up very fast and then it would die. Other forums talk about fords replacement part and what they have done is sell you an new part with a suggested new location and the part they sell is the same crappy, defective part with longer wires. This switch is a problem for tons of rangers. Some people have changed fuel pumps many times and been told by ford and by shops that the pumps were all bad. When in reality, all you have to do is remove the switch, twist the wires together, tape them up good and forget the problem. I have driven for many weeks after this without a problem. And guess what,,, I have saved hundreds of dollars .
PLEASE give this quote serious consideration! I just pulled the gas tank, and broke the pump assembly getting it out only to find out that the problem was a MELTED connector at the Intertia switch. Now I'm out $200 for a new pump (Which was good) and also a new(cheap) inertia switch and connector.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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my 2003 Ford Ranger would turn over but not start. It sat out over night in single temp weather and I had no problems at all with the truck before this so I thought the fuel line had frozen up even though I filled the gas tank that night. I put it in the garage and warmed it up and still would turn over but not start. I read this forum and tried the paper clip on the inertia switch connector and it started right up. I hope this switch will not continue to be a problem. Thanks for the post on this topic I did not know this switch existed.
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