Question about 1987 Ford Ranger

2 Answers

Fuel pump on my 1987 ford ranger has no power

What relay run the fuel pump. is there an fuse under the dash that controls any of the fuel system

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • candb7716 Jan 23, 2009

    how do you test the relays

  • candb7716 Jan 23, 2009

    all of the relays execpt one get warm. is that normal and are all the relays the same and if that is normal would the one that dont get warm be the bad relay

  • candb7716 Jan 24, 2009

    Still no power to fuel pump after changing relays. Fuel pump looks new don't know what to try next. Tried tracing wires but can't keep track of all of them because of the wire looms. Where does the power start at maybe I could start from there. Thanks for all your help!

  • candb7716 Jan 25, 2009

    She gave me a Chilton repair manual but it is for a 1988 maybe I should get one for 1987

  • candb7716 Jan 28, 2009

    Tried to figure out where the power starts at for fuel pumps but loose wire when they go to the cab

  • candb7716 Jan 29, 2009

    Not alot. It does show alot of wire diagrams

  • rbk7700 Feb 04, 2009

    no power to my 87 ford ranger fuel pump


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Check the inertia switch and reset it. It is usually located on the passenger side under kick plate, under glovebox area, under the carpeting also.

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

  • Valerie
    Valerie Jan 06, 2014

    Check the inertia switch and reset it.


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,990 Answers

There is a Fuel Pump relay. Not sure if Ford has a Relay Box under the Hood though. There are also Fuses that Control some items of the Fuel System. Try the Relays first and see what you have.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • 4 more comments 
  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    The Best and Easiest way is to Locate a Relay that you Know is OK, Like those things are Working and swap it Around. What Usually do though is go and get a Couple of Extra Relays and keep them in my Shop. You can take them out one at a Time that way and just use the New ones until you find the Bad ones. They just cost a Couple of Bucks each.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 23, 2009

    They do get a Little warm. This is a Trial and Error Process so, Give it a Shot and let me know what you get so if we need to we can keep going.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 24, 2009

    No Problem! The Wires are Very Hard to trace I know. Have you tried to find a Haynes or Chilton Repair book for your Truck? They give exploded views of a lot of these things and could help you a lot with this.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 25, 2009

    There should not be Much Difference in the Models. Try it and see how much is not Relavent to your Truck.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 28, 2009

    Did the Chilton Book not help in Locating the Route of these Wires?

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 29, 2009

    It is not Easy Either Way to Trace these Wires But, The Diagrams should show you where they Stop and Start. The only thing that I can tell you is to Try and Find where they Lead to By the Diagram Again and See if there is not a Short Between them. It's REALLY Hard to do when I am not there to see them.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

No power to fuel pump when key is on 1987 ford ranger

ck the inertia switch located on the foot wal under the carpet

Sep 11, 2014 | 1987 Ford Ranger

3 Answers

No power to fuel pump car was running fine just quit repalced fuel pump no power to pump, car will start when spraying starting fluid in to intake, is there a fuse ? also replaced ECM, fuel filter,...

Check for 12 volts power at the fuel pump harness. If no power is going to the pump, check the fuel pump relay. Also, check the fuel pump inertia switch. Ford usually has it on either inside left or right rear trunk fenders.

Apr 09, 2010 | 1987 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

1987 Ford Ranger just stopped. Think it is a fuel problem. What should I check it has electronic fuel injection?

Check if you have pressure in the fuel system that you can check the pressure check port, or disconnect the return hose that is leaving the pressure regulator if you have gasoline in these parts is no problem of fuel pump . Also you have to check if power is being supplied to the terminal connecting wing fuel pump because it could be electrical problem and check the fuse and relay fuel pump. Thanks and good luck

Jan 09, 2010 | 1987 Ford Ranger

2 Answers

How to hot wire a 87 ford ranger 2.9 4x4 fuel pump?

got 1987 ford f-150 no power to fuel pump, checked fuel cut off swith seems ok, new fp relay still nothe can I run hot wire to pump and if I can which ones the hot wire??

Dec 28, 2009 | 1987 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

1987 Ford Ranger 2.9L 5speed 4x4, went muddin on the weekend took on some water made it through the rest of the trails and then battery got what and killed the truck instantly boosted the truck and made it...

Check the fuel pump fuse,and all the other fuses to see if they are blown.Also find and replce the fuel pump relay.If you can get it to running,let it run for a while to dry things up.

Oct 06, 2009 | 1987 Ford Ranger

3 Answers

No power to fuel pump 1987 honda prelude

fuel cut relay in drivers dash fuse box. it is located on back side of fuse box,remove and jump (at fuse box )terminal 1 and 2 where relay was removed should then have power to fuel pump.if so repLACE RELAY

Jun 10, 2009 | 1987 Honda Prelude

1 Answer

Fuel pump will not run power is not going through relay chanaged relay fuel pump will run if jump 1987 ford ranger 4 w. d.

look at pass. side kick panel and make sure emergency shut off switch was not activated, make sure red button is pushed in all the way

May 07, 2009 | 1987 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

Fuel pump will not run


May 05, 2009 | 1987 Ford Ranger

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

1,029 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

74115 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5414 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides