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Old 12-08-2009, 06:14 PM
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I'm new to this forum and need some help. I have an 01 2wd 2.5 5sp that turns over but won't start. I just got this Ranger 4 wks ago. Has been running great, fired up first time every time. Two days ago it took three trys before it started, but then ran ok. Next morning, cranks no start. I put a little gas in the throtle body and it started and ran for a few seconds. I could hear the fuel pump at key on. I put a gauge on the fuel rail and got 30 psi. I cycled the key again and it went to just below 60 psi. I thought that should be high enough, but when I tried to
start it it droped to 30 again. Book says 56 to 72 at all times. Changed the fuel filter - no help. This truck has 146k and everything seemed to point to the fuel pump. I replaced that today and no start- nothing changed. What do I check next? Is 60 psi enough to at least start?

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:45 PM
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Are you getting spark?
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:14 PM
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so do you have 60 now with the new pump. did you replace just the pump or did you replace the whole thing with the fuel pressure regulator
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:05 PM
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I think I have spark as it runs if I put a little gas in the throttle body. When I replaced the fuel pump, I replaced the whole hanger assembly. Everything in the tank is new. The pump came from NAPA and I assume its a decent one. Advance Auto Parts had one much cheaper (Airtex) but I've heard bad things about that brand.

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:19 PM
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you checked the inertia switch right? you have 60 now key on and it stays there when you try and start it?
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:30 PM
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The Ranger is now running. I wish I knew exactly why. The last thing I did was short across the inertia switch. Fuel pressure didn't seem any different, but it started. I then removed the jumper and plugged the inertia switch back in and it still started. That was Sat. I drove it some Sat. and Sun. and to work today. I hope I don't have an intermittent problem. I guess time will tell.

Thanks to all for your input

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