Ranger won't start after being parked for 1-2 years
I recently acquired a 1992 Ranger 4.0l v6 that was destined for scrap. It was running when parked, about 2 yrs. ago. Now when I try to start it it acts as though something is not telling the fuel pump to continue providing fuel after I release the starter. I have done the following:
* Drained the fuel tank and put fresh gas in.
* Replaced the Fuel Filter.
* Changed the Idle-Air Control Motor.
* Tested the Fuel Pump Relay.
* Checked the Inertia Switch.
When I turn the key it cranks and VRoom but as soon as I let go of the key it dies. I pulled the fuel pump relay to test it. While the relay was disconnected I tried to start it and it only cranked, did not fire. The relay passed it's tests.
The truck's body is in pretty good shape and it would be a shame to shred it. I'm told that there will be other issues once I get it running again but I'll cross those bridges as I come to them. Right now I am just baffled by this. Suggestions or more questions all appreciated.