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Problems I have a 1989 Ford Ranger 2.3 and sometimes it wont start and sometimes it will. I can get it started sometime and it will shut right off, other times it will start and i will drive a little ways and it will die. i wont even be out of first gear. If i twist the key on and off a couple of times i will start. it seems like i have to prime the fuel pump and it will start. I was in a fender bender in it but i don't think i hit hard enough to knock the fuel pump off. But if the inertia switch is off the engine wont start at all will it? Can you help?

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Two things to check. check fuel pump pressure, and the egr valve.

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