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2005 Ford Ranger SOHC 4.0L 6cylinder Stalls and won't run. The engine died while going over some railroad tracks and it tries to start but won't run. I am changing the fuel filter tonight but I don't think it's that. Spark is fine, but I am not getting fuel to the engine. The problem came on suddenly and it could be related to the inertia switch. I turned the key and had a friend listen and he says he can hear the fuel pump kicking on so I don't think that is the cause. I am changing the fuel filter and then planning to bypass or test the inertia switch under the glovebox. Is there anything else I should be trying?

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You could check your TPS, throttle position sensor, its located on the Airhorn. The TPS controls the amount of fuel you get from the Injectors when you put your foot on the pedal. If you have access to a fuelpump pressure gauge you could test the pump output. (Sometimes Autozone and Oreillys have Loaner tools.) Another tool would be an Injector light or use a Voltmeter on an Injector harness.

If you have fuelpump pressure, You need the Injectors working.

When you go to put on the new gas filter, slip a piece of hose on the pumpline and see if you have pressure. You could get a jar and even do a fueltest. The engine should at least "hit" with a trickle of fuel, so any pressure should be enough for the motor to fire.

Check simple things like fuses, your MAF sensor in the Air Intake. If no success you are down to the "Wiggle" test.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

  • jhoerath Oct 16, 2010

    It was a clogged air mass sensor. After cleaning it out with ether...we had no electronic cleaner...it ran normal again.

    thanks for the help.

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