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2005 ford ranger

Driving on highway and it just quit. Let it set for a while and it started and ran but quit again in about 20 miles. Had to tow it home, let ti set for about an hour and it started and ran again.
I am thinking fuel pump or fuel filter. What else could it be?

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  • 78geathead Oct 23, 2008

    Do you know if there is a current issue with the fuel pump overheating? I had heard that on this model the fuel pump overheated and failed with less than a 1/2 tank of fuel. SOunds more like vapor lock issue to me.



    Thanks again

  • 78geathead Oct 23, 2008

    Do you know if there is a way to test the fuel filter? I am going to change it out but I would like to know if that is the issue.

  • 78geathead Oct 25, 2008

    Well I am back again. CHanged the Fuel FIlter and it was real dirty--lots of gunk came out of the old one. Drove the truck about 2 miles--sun shinning but the way--and it quit again--this time like you just reached up and turned off the key. IT will spin but won't start. Let it set overnight--started and ran just fine. Now it is back in the drive way and I am scratching my head---any ideas?

  • 78geathead Nov 12, 2008

    I tried everything--took it to the Ford Shop, they replaced the Fuel Inertia switch which had been on a recall list, as well as the fuel pump. Seems to have been one of the two issues.



    Thanks

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I had the same problem, fuel inertia switch went out.

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You are on the right track! Check all the ground connections! And there are many! Loosen off each and clean. This should solve your prob! Frankster016

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  • frankster016 Oct 23, 2008

    Hi, You didn't say what the weather was like when his prob started? My bet is it was raining? If it was the fuel filter, it wouldn't recover. The fuel pump would need to heat all the gas in the tank to over-heat! There is a fuel regulator that will pull the same stunt. v8 on top right of engine, 6 on the left. You can track it down from the fuel 'incoming' fuel line. That's the larger one [in most cases] If you have an ohm meter, you can check between body and engine, fuel tank to body, and from body to frame. If you get a reading less than when the leads from the meter are shorted together, run a new ground. OK Frankster016

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