Bad Fuel Pump or something else?
Alright so for the last year or so my truck will cut off randomly. It usually happens if I am slowing down to the point of having to make a left hand turn or right hand turn. I thought this could be maybe the cause of a dirty fuel filter, so I replaced. This seemed to work, actually because it would happen so randomly I cannot be 100 percent sure.
Last night as I'm getting close to home, I let off the gas to make a turn and the truck dies. Luckily I live at the bottom of a hill, and was close enough to just coast into the driveway, which I did. Now when this has happened before I could park the truck and restart it with no problem. However, this time it is not the case.
I originally thought this could be the alternator, but upon the battery is fully charged.
It almost sounds like the starter but I would like to get a second opinion. I have replaced the starter before, but because of the issues with it cutting off I want to make sure.
When I go to crank it, it will not engage, but its not the normal clicking sound you get with a dead battery.
I'm just really confused to be honest. Im not sure if its the starter, or the fuel pump, or possibly both. It sounds like it could be another problem with the starter, but as far as I know that wouldn't completely kill the engine. grrrrr...
I have a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6. It has roughly 115k miles on it and I have replaced the fuel filter (about 1 thousand miles ago), the starter (roughly 15 thousand miles).
If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
Last edited by Vudu26; 02-11-2010 at 10:21 AM.