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Old 08-31-2011, 08:19 PM
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Default 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

Every so often, atleast once a week, either when i go to start it up or as im driving the fuel will shut off. all it takes is to push the red button under the plastics on the passanger side. but wondering if anyone knows why this is doing this or how to fix the problem?

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Old 08-31-2011, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

when this was happening it was because the inertia switch (the red button) was not facing upright (red button pointing up) and it wasnt screwed in so if it got shook enough the engiene stopped. i rescrewed it in and put it upright. since then its only happend once more..still dont know why haha

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the switch could also be going bad

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side tip: its intertia activated so if its moving around violently or loosely like mine, it will shut down ur engine
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

ahyy alright. ill fiddle with the switch some. its upright and doesnt feel loose. but like anything it could just be going bad. thanks
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

I have an 06 Ranger and it's doing the same thing. It only just started but has happened 3 times now. Thank God it hasn't happened while on the highway or changing lanes. I loose all power. I went to Firestone after spending 80 bucks for a flatbed truck to take me less than a mile and another 52 bucks for them to reset it. Now I know what it is and how to reset it. They told me it could be "going bad" What the hell does that mean. How does a switch that never gets used unless in a hard bang situation go "bad". Also any idea how much to have it relpaced ?

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Old 09-18-2011, 11:14 AM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

mine did that for a while turns out the switch was getting hot and shorting replaced the switch and the problems gone. its not an expensive switch nor is it difficult to replace.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:01 AM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

Those switches failing is not unheard of and not surprising. Just replace it and you'll be good to go.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

This happened to me yesterday, Never heard of this switch till he fixed it. I was rushing my dog to the Doggy ER he was having seizures when it happened. When it rains it pours, huh? Anyway I didnt get to see where the switch is, anyone explain?
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:01 PM
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Default Re: 03 Ford Ranger Edge fuel shut off switch keeps shutting off frequiently

its right by the pass side kick panel
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