Question about 1988 Ford Ranger
Engine will start but will cut off as if it is losing fuel
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
allow the system to cool down
take radiator cap loose to release pressure
once pressure is released tighten cap
loosen clamps on the heater hoses in the engine compartment on the pass. side of firewall.
plug or cap off the heater core tubes to prevent spillage when you pull it into the truck
place a trash bag on floorboard in case spillage occurs
remove the five screws holding the heatre core access cover, three on top and two on bottom
carefully pull heater core back and down and remove it from the dash
install is reverse
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: ford ranger fuel shutoff switch
i bet its the ecm relay if it starts cutting out then dies then it is the ecm relay i had one that did the same thing if its your fuel relay unplug it clean the terminals and plug it back in if it still does it buy a new one and replace if you bypass it you take a chance of burning the truck too the ground and if ya dont really care about that then find your positive wire in the plug with the key on and hook it too the one that runs your fuel pump so its hard wired
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
If it's trying to start then this would indicate that it is getting spark to the plug's (if its a petrol) Check if it is getting fuel ( petrol or diesel) Its most likely a fuel problem. If petrol check the carb. first pake off the intake at the top of the carb. and pour a small bit of petrol in and try starting it should start up for a few second's if this work's check the fuel lines filters etc. If its diesel check fuel filter an and if its clean then it could be drawing air into the system usually at the filter simple check is disconect the fuel line to the filter and the one fron the filter to the pump. join these two pipes together get a suitable piece of pipe that will fit tightly between them try turning again mite take a bit of turning as the system will have to bleed itself. Let me know if you get it fixed and please add if it's petrol or diesel save me a lot of explaining we can get it going no matter what the problem is. But as you asked this is somewhere to start.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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remove interior door panel(need special tool to pop plastic clips holding panel to door)with panel off remove plastic film,with window up you should be able to see two 10m nuts-bolts to remove-also have to pop lever off that goes down to door latch
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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