Re: 1993 ford ranger splash starting problems????
Sounds like a fuel delivery problem; I'd check the fuel pressure regulator and change out the fuel filter (as you've said the pump is running when the key is turned to the 'ON' position).
Either that, or you've got a bad fuel pressure sending unit.
Billie, my "sparkly" blue 1992 Ranger
SPECS: 2.3 I4; Rebuilt motor at 194,263 miles; straightened driveshaft when engine was rebuilt
FIRST MODS: 2" suspension lift and rear disc brake conversion