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Old 09-27-2012, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Truck starts then shuts off (video)

now im not even sure it is fuel related, so i dont want to buy a fuel pump for that not to work.
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I give up, I cleaned the MAF and IAC and changed the fuel filter but it still wont do jack. im just going to have the damn thing towed and pay out the ass to let someone else deal with it.
A decent mechanic wanted $700 to do the fuel pump on my Chevy. I did it for right at $200 and a few hours work. Wouldnt have even been that long but I had three rusted out bolts that had to be cut off.

Im betting it could be done in under an hour on a Ranger, and fuel pump assembly shouldnt be more than about $150.

Save some serious cash and try to do it yourself.

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now im not even sure it is fuel related, so i dont want to buy a fuel pump for that not to work.
Fuel, fire, and air, my friend. If it's got good plugs and its getting air, then the next logical choice is the fuel system. I believe you said you replaced the filter, so Id look at a new pump next. If by chance thats not the problem, you have a new fuel pump that will last you a lot longer than your stock one (get a Delphi).
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:39 PM
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A decent mechanic wanted $700 to do the fuel pump on my Chevy. I did it for right at $200 and a few hours work. Wouldnt have even been that long but I had three rusted out bolts that had to be cut off.

Im betting it could be done in under an hour on a Ranger, and fuel pump assembly shouldnt be more than about $150.

Save some serious cash and try to do it yourself.
^^^ This
and you could also have Advance Auto or Auto Zone check to see what kind of trouble codes your Ranger has.

Good Luck
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^^^ This
and you could also have Advance Auto or Auto Zone check to see what kind of trouble codes your Ranger has.

Good Luck
Good idea, although my chevy only threw a code for a misfire when its pump went out.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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Clean MAF and IAC
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:58 PM
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Clean MAF and IAC
I did that already

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^^^ This
and you could also have Advance Auto or Auto Zone check to see what kind of trouble codes your Ranger has.

Good Luck
How am I suppose to get them to run the codes? it doesn't run to get it there and the CEL doesn't flash in a pattern. when it shuts off or when i just turn the key to on the CEL, Check Guage, and battery lights are on solid.

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The doors have started locking by themselves when it starts as well and the lights are flickering. so now im wondering of its the alternator.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:05 PM
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I did that already

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How am I suppose to get them to run the codes? it doesn't run to get it there and the CEL doesn't flash in a pattern. when it shuts off or when i just turn the key to on the CEL, Check Guage, and battery lights are on solid.

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The doors have started locking by themselves when it starts as well and the lights are flickering. so now im wondering of its the alternator.
Try the pump!! I'd be willing to bet on the pump gone bad... And I'm not a gambler!! As for the lights flickering etc. it's prob because you have tried to start the thing 50+ times and your battery is dying less cranking and more bed removal... Seriously you will be mad if its towed and they call you from the shop charging you a ton to replace a fuel pump you could replace yourself for pretty cheap!! Try it!!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:11 AM
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get a fuel pressure gauge from advanced (they might even loan you one) and check fuel pressure at the fuel rail
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:22 AM
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I give up, I cleaned the MAF and IAC and changed the fuel filter but it still wont do jack. im just going to have the damn thing towed and pay out the ass to let someone else deal with it.
if it ends up being the key you owe me a picture of someone who looks like me kicking you in the ass
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:13 AM
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if it ends up being the key you owe me a picture of someone who looks like me kicking you in the ass
LOL why? if it is the key then eff yeah thats not that expensive but I can't just "try" things that may not need to be replaced. the MAF and IAC needed cleaning anyway and that old fuel filter was the original so it needed to go as well. but I'm out of my league now on what im doing, it got towed this morning.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:32 AM
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lol not for trying different things, i did that too. pain in the ass. just because your towing it to a shop and its gonna cost ya!
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:15 PM
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THIS is exactly what happened to my truck when the alternator went bad.

Idled weird then shut off.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:37 PM
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THIS is exactly what happened to my truck when the alternator went bad.

Idled weird then shut off.
If it is this than you can easily (and cheaply) test this. Buy a voltmeter/multimeter and test the output of the alternator while the truck us still running.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Truck starts then shuts off (video)

Straight out of Haynes manual:
Engine starts but stops immediately
1. Loose or faulty electrical connections at distributor, coil or alternator
2. Fault in the fuel or electrical sysyems
3. Vacuum leak at the gasket surfaces of the intake manifold or throttle body. Make sure all mounting bolts/nuts are tightened securely and all vacuum hoses connected to manifold are positioned properly and in good condition.
Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:44 PM
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LOL why? if it is the key then eff yeah thats not that expensive but I can't just "try" things that may not need to be replaced. the MAF and IAC needed cleaning anyway and that old fuel filter was the original so it needed to go as well. but I'm out of my league now on what im doing, it got towed this morning.
If that was the original filter, id put money on the pump.
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