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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-10, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ford Ranger having trouble starting

How is everyone? Im having a problem with my Ranger, this is what it is doing. When i drive it runs perfectly fine other than the fact that it needs some brake work ok, i will get home and let it sit all night go to sleep and wake up in the morning to go to work and it will not start. it is a 94 for ranger 4.0 v6 with about 230xxx miles on it.. now on the fuel rail line there is a little pressure gauge checker for the psi in the fuel line when i press that in nothing comes out of the fuel line attempt to start the truck fires right up any ideas on what could be the problem back injector fuel filter or something im a young mechanic just trying to figure out whats going on with my truck so i can get thru college lol please help someone

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-10, 08:51 AM
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Re: Ford Ranger having trouble starting

If there's no pressure at that fitting, it must not be getting fuel. Has the filter been replaced? When you turn the key to run, do you hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds? Starting after checking the fuel rail fitting is coincidental.

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Re: Ford Ranger having trouble starting

there is no pressure at the fitting correct, and fuel filter will be replaces tomorrow aftenoon sometime and i really cant tell if the fuel pump comes on im going to have someone help me the next time it does have them turn the key on while im under the tank lol


when u say it must not be getting fuel....when i push in the valve stem and release some pressure or whatevrer does and i ave already tried to start it and then i push it in and attempt to start it right after that is fires up everytime every single time
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Re: Ford Ranger having trouble starting

You released some pressure? I thought there was no pressure. You should be able to hear the pump from inside if you listen closely. Try when it still runs to see what the sound is like. Don't start it, just turn it to run with no radio on. Every time it goes to run, you should hear it. The next time it won't start, go through the same movements as before, just don't open the valve. Then go back in and see if it starts. It may just be the time it takkes to go out there and when you come back, it starts.

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