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Old 10-23-2014, 09:55 PM
mr.butts mr.butts is offline
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Exclamation 02 Ranger 2.3 won't start

I bought my 02 ford ranger 2.3L 3 days ago. The previous owner drove it home, with no problems then 2 hrs. later tried to start it and it turns over but won't start. He replaced the fuel pump, maf sensor, plug wires and fuel filter, Still won't start. When i got it the check engine light was on so I first tried pulling the codes but it's not throwing any. (Weird I know) so i checked the inertia switch, it's good. Then I put the node light on the injector plug, it's good. Pulled one of the spark plugs to check for ignition, I've got spark. If I crank it for a min. it acts like it's going to start. I can hear the fuel pump kick on, and I smell the gas but still it won't start. If anyone has any ideas they wild be greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading. Have a great day!
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: 02 Ranger 2.3 won't start

Check fuel pressure at the rail. Just because you can hear the pump and smell the gas doesn't mean you've got the necessary pressure at the injectors.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: 02 Ranger 2.3 won't start

I'll give that a shot as soon as I can get a pressure tester. Thanks for the input!
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