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Old 05-07-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
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1989 ford ranger 2.9L V6 4x4 manual
I have tried almost everything and cant seen to find the problem the truck was running great but needed a clutch and had some rotted out brake lines so a put the new clutch in it and replaced the brake lines now it wont start all the fusees are good and i couldn't hear the pump turn on so i replaced that as well and it still wont start i check for power at the pump with a test light and got nothing to i checked for power where those wires lead into the engine bay and got nothing with the test light but with a volt meter i got a reading of 11.36 which doesn't make sense since the test light wouldn't light up and it is good i checked it i dunno I'm kinda stuck can anyone please help me out oh and i checked the inertia switch and it seems to be OK i even bypassed the wires and the pump still doesn't turn on so i don't think its that PLEASE HELP ME
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:48 AM   #2
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Fuel pump relay? Disconnected ground somewhere?
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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it's a bad connection somewhere. the voltmeter applies no load to the circuit but the test light does.
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How can i test the relay i cant seem to find another on the truck like the fuel pump relay to switch it with is there a way to test the relay
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so you have brand new fuel pump? the inline one under drivers side? so does your truck just keep cranking? when you turn the key to the on position do the relays click? turn the key on and check fuel pressure. also check the fuel pump wire on negitive battery terminal kinda looks like a in line fuseable link. also could be nutral safty switch.
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its not the relay bought a new one and nothing but when i jump a hot wire from the relay to the ground on the relay the pump turns on but it still just cranks and wont fire i know its a fuel issue because i took a can of carb clean and sprayed it in the intake and it fired right up and i replaced the intank pump not that one didnt know it even existed till i started looking on here
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find the pressure valve on the drivers side fuel rail and push the tire valve center pin after you crank it a bit. If you don't get a big spurt of fuel you have a regulator problem or a fuel delivery problem. think clogged filter, or blown regulator. you need to see at least 40 psi.
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find the pressure valve on the drivers side fuel rail and push the tire valve center pin after you crank it a bit. If you don't get a big spurt of fuel you have a regulator problem or a fuel delivery problem. think clogged filter, or blown regulator. you need to see at least 40 psi.
I have no pressure at all the pump isn't working at all and that's the problem but where is the second pump i keep hearing about that isn't in the tank i cant seem to find it or maybe i overlooked it thinking it was something else someone please help I'm so lost right now and have to get this running asap
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I have no pressure at all the pump isn't working at all and that's the problem but where is the second pump i keep hearing about that isn't in the tank i cant seem to find it or maybe i overlooked it thinking it was something else someone please help I'm so lost right now and have to get this running asap
Is that a Type-O??? that the other fuel pump is not in the tank??

To my meager understanding, if you have a fuel pump on the frame rail you should have a pump in the tank as well, 2 fuel pump system. The trucks and Bronco II's that have 1 pump units had the single pump but they were all in the tank.

Vintage wise, yours could be a early one that would/could have a pump, singular, just 1, in the tank.

where was the fuel pump (FP) that you tried to direct wire?? on the frame rail near the bell housing on the drivers side?.

presuming the frame FP, if you tried to direct wire it from the battery to the FP and it , the FP didn't go. Either you didn't get a good connection or the FP is done & a unfortunate coincidence with the brake job and clutch.

Oh...and clutch.....did you remember to plug in the safety neutral switch ,SNS, after the clutch was done??
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What i meant to say was the i cant find a pump besides the one in the tank there is no pump on the frame rail and the fuel lines just go directly to the fuel rail. I'm getting really pissed with this p.o.s. I've done everything that i can think of relays, fusees, ignition switch, inertia switch, traced all the wires looking for bad connections. I just don't get if i take the relay off and then take a piece of wire to the pos and neg on the relay plug my pump turns on but the truck still wont start which is confusing because i have spark and its def getting air so if the pump turns on why the hell doesn't it start and what is keeping the pump from getting power with a new relay on?
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