Dead battery kicks inertia switch?
I'm new to the forum. I signed up because I had a problem a week ago with my Ranger.
I have a 05 Ranger xlt 4x4 v6 4.0L. Reading through this site helped me solve my problem, but even though everything is working fine, I still have a question.
My issue started when I was driving dow the highway. The engine cut out on me and I had to coast to the shoulder. My battery was completly dead and wouldn't hold a charge. After reading this site I found out about the reset button to the fuel pump. Once I pushed that reset and jumped the battery, my truck fired right up and I could drive around fine.
I tested my alternator while the truck was running and I was getting the usual 14V. So I got a new battery (duralast gold) and everythings worked fine since. Here's my question; Would my battery dying (it was 7 year old OEM battery) somehow have kicked the inertia switch which caused the fuel pump to shut off which caused my truck to cut out?
(on a side note -- I did not hit any bumps that would have caused the reset button to "go out")
Thanks for you input