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Old 02-13-2011, 08:53 PM
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Default 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

the truck will crank up and drive but then the truck wont crank it will turn over but no fire and if we let the truck sit for a couple of days and it will fire up and run again
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

motor?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

4 cylinder
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

Fuel injected?

Carbed?

Need details bro.....
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

It is a fuel injected truck and what is a way to check fuel pressure
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

on the fuel rail there should be a nozzle that looks somewhat like a valve stem

get a fuel pressure tester and connect the gauge to that valve

i have no idea on what psi it should be though.....


start with the cheap things first....check/change the fuel filter....
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

I'm having the same problem with my '85 2.3 FI Ranger. Did you ever find the solution to your problem?

Mike
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

You have TWO fuel pumps on the 85. One in the tank and one closer to the engine.

Your timing can be off some too. Check your distributor and timing belt.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: 85 ford ranger fuel pump problem help

I found the problem with my '85 2.3 FI, the ignition switch was bad so it kept shutting off.

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