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1992 ford ranger 3.0

I have a 1992 ford ranger xlt. 3.0 liter. The engine has fuel to the fuel rails getting spark but will not start. engine will crank continuously but will not fire. when key is turned to on position with engine off the fuel pump continues to run leading me to believe it could be flooding. but once the plugs are removed it seems the fuel injectors are not spraying. i drove the truck to where it's parked and it would not start again once shut off.

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  • inkstain2003 Sep 28, 2008

    I checked the fuel pump enertia switch, it did not need reset. I have replaced relays and ignition switch. If I toggle the key on and off several times in quick succession then slowly a couple times it will cycle normally, then start. I can hear some kind of relay or switch make a crackling humming noise under the dash when it attempts to cycle properly. I can also hear the fuel pump at all times it will only start however when the pump pressurizes the fuel system then shut off for ignition. The inertia switch kills power all together to the pump. When the engine does start it runs great sometimes it will stay running, sometimes it will die and at those times you can hear the fuel pump whirring constantly. Do you have any other ideas or suggestions? I am baffled by this truck

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    truck died while driving. will not restart but engine turns over okay. Not sure where to start troubleshooting.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Installed new fuel pump, engine cranks, runs for about a minute then cuts off. Each time I crank again the engine runs less time.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Have 89 ford f250 5.8. I have fire to plugs, fuel to plugs, have some compression but engine won't start.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    engine won't start when turn the key to on position

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    it will turn but want fire



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I was once pulling a trailer with a ranger when it suddenly lost power and the engine died. turns out the problem was with the fuel shut off inertia switch. the switch is supposed to activate in case of accident. on my model the inertia switch is located in the passenger side under the glove box. dont know where yours is located. once you find it, just push the button and see if it resets. good luck.

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  • rkuhn52 Aug 24, 2011

    also called a fuel shut off valve which is to shut off the gas flow to the engine in case of a collision which happened to me in my 92. Mine was located under the dash where the pasengers toes would be, "under the carpet" there is a switch, press it. It should start. they can go off just from a hard jar or pothole as well.


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Just because you hear the pump running does not mean it is supplying the correct pressure.Yoiu need to put a guage on it.I am not sure what the pressure is supposed to be for your truck.I am sure if you google fuel pressure you will find it.

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I have a 1992 ford ranger 3.0 that is flooding out and if you pull the fuel solinoid fuse it will start but runs rough then dies which it shoulds but once you put the fuse back in it floods out and raw gas comes out the tailpipe

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