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Old 11-22-2010, 06:27 PM
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I bought my 97 2.3l about 3 months ago and it has been good. HOWEVER. the second day i had it i was coming down a hill in 4th and my engine sputtered and died. Still in gear and the engine was moving.....

so i pulled over turned the key and it started right up. it did it a second time a month later. turned the key. started.

then two weeks ago. turned the key. started.

saturday night it happened. pulled over. turned the key. and it just cranked.... i tried everything. hitting the gas tank. (i know, a GM fix but worth a try) i pulled the fuse and it was fine, switched the ABS and the Fuel pump relay..... checked all the fuel lines. took the distributers apart.... im lost. and right now i am riding my 06 suzuki sv650 in 40 degree weather..... bad. need my truck back ASAP
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:28 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

Fuel filter?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:33 PM
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just replaced 2000 miles ago
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:35 PM
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just replaced 2000 miles ago
crank sensor? How clean is the engine?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

What/where is that? engine was clean untill like 3 weeks ago but its not terrible. and it was doing it before it was muddy.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 PM
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What/where is that? engine was clean untill like 3 weeks ago but its not terrible. and it was doing it before it was muddy.
It's down below by your bottom pulley. Will be I believe a two wire sensor. If you have a bunch of crap on it, it is possible your truck is not reading a signal for it, allowing it not to start.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:43 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

hmmmm ill take a look. ive also had problems with the fuel tank.... could the pump be dead?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:49 PM
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hmmmm ill take a look. ive also had problems with the fuel tank.... could the pump be dead?
Oh yes, could very well do that. These trucks all have issues with em, they aren't terribly expensive
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

I used to work in a shop and we would have phantom rangers that would come to the shop and start when we turned the key... so i dont think i ever dropped a tank on a ranger. do i have to to get the pump? and is it a top mount pump?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:59 PM
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I used to work in a shop and we would have phantom rangers that would come to the shop and start when we turned the key... so i dont think i ever dropped a tank on a ranger. do i have to to get the pump? and is it a top mount pump?
Top mount pump, easiest way to change it, 3 friends remove the 6 bed bolts and change it that way. It is top mounted in the fuel tank
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

... never even thought about taking the bed off.... interesting. thanks.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:02 PM
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... never even thought about taking the bed off.... interesting. thanks.
We did McPinks at the Knoxville meet, maybe 20 minutes. lol easy crap
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

alright. thanks, ill let you know how it goes. should i take the lights out of the bed first or just leave em?
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:14 PM
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alright. thanks, ill let you know how it goes. should i take the lights out of the bed first or just leave em?
You gotta take em out, or you can't get it off the truck
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Its kind of like that carnival game "Whack A Mole" but with guns! Haha
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: Crapped out. HELP

thats what i thought. anything else i should be weary of?
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