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1984 Ranger 2.8L V6 Fuel Problem.

Ok, im trying to get my grandpas old ranger going again. We had it running a couple about 3-5months ago. Now we cant get the gas to get through to the carb. If put a little gas in the carb it will fire right up, but then die because the gas still isnt getting through. We just put a new fuel filter on today and still no luck. I doubt it is clogged up from old gas because like i said we had it running not to long ago... Please any suggestions on what we could do to figure out what is wrong and fix it?

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  • 91firebird Dec 30, 2008

    we did that today and no fuel was coming does that mean forsure that the pump is gone??

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  • 91firebird Dec 30, 2008

    we did put a little air in today but never got fuel coming out the what might that mean? should we try it some more to see if we can get it through?

  • 91firebird Dec 30, 2008

    alright i will try that tomorro and get back to you, thanks

  • 91firebird Mar 24, 2009

    ok, so i had some things come up and didnt get around to messing with the truck till today. anyway i cannot get fuel running into the carb. if i disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump i can blow air in the tank and get fuel to come out the line good. i check the fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb and its fine, so would the fuel pump most likely be the problem? i was also told by a friend to check for if the pump is getting power, is that a possibility or would it most likely just be a bad pump all together?

  • 91firebird Mar 28, 2009

    I dont think so

  • 91firebird Mar 31, 2009

    i have already tried that more than once, and i figure i will just get a new pump on there and hopefully that will fix it. ill keep ya updated. i should have it off and the new one one within two goal is to get that done this weekend.

  • 91firebird May 14, 2009

    thanks a bunch, i finally took the time to order the pump and actually get it put on. now i am getting gas to the engine like i always use to do and it starts :).

    my next problem is that once it starts i have to keep hitting the gas a bit to keep it running otherwise it will die. im thinking something is wrong with the idle but im not sure



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Pull the fuel line of the carby and turn the engine over to see if fuel is comming up
if the is no fuel then the fuel pump is gone

if you have fuel the carby needle and seat is stuck try tapping the carby with a hammer where the fuel entres the carby give that a go mate good luck

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    Angelo Attard Dec 30, 2008

    more and likely do you have an air compressor handy

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    Angelo Attard Dec 30, 2008

    then remove fuel line of carby remove fuel cap and with a rag push some air pressure in the fuel tank use the rag to put around the air line to keep air in use low air pressure give it small amonts of air till you see fuel comming out the lin now refit carby line and push abit mors air to fill carby start engine and see how you go

    let me know how you went mate

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    Angelo Attard Dec 30, 2008

    fuel should come out if the tank has fuel in it give more air till you can feel air escaping from the rag if still no luck pull fuel line of fuel pump that goes back to the tank a blow air back into the tank make sure cap is off the blow air fro fuel filler fuel must come out of line then connect line again and blow are from filler fuel should come out fuel line on carby

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    Angelo Attard Mar 27, 2009

    is it a electric pump

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    Angelo Attard Mar 28, 2009

    if it is a mechanical pump it will be bolted to the engine i only asked because you said check power at pump ? well if fuel is coming out of the fuel line with the help of air connect fuel line back on and take of fuel line at carby and apply air pressure in tank fuel should go through pump if it does connect line again and apply air to tank again to fill carby pour small amount of fuel in carby mouth and start engine it should run you may be lucky ang the pump may work if not replace pump good luck

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard Mar 31, 2009

    ok let me know



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