No Start - What else to check?
So I got my hands on a 2.5L 01 Ranger that's been sitting a good 3 years, under premise that "it's just the starter". It had a breathalyzer on it that prevented the owner from using it. Did the legal hoop jump to get permission to remove it, and got to work.
Starter pulled, not a problem with it whatsoever.
Starter put back in.
No fuel pump sound, I hear? Jumped the fuel pump at the relay with a jumper wire, and checked for voltage at the pump. 12v, no pump, replaced the pump.
While I was at it I pulled all the old gas out of it, which was near a full tank, and put 5 gal fresh fuel in it, and changed the plugs and wires to see where it would go. After a no start again, I checked the coil packs to see if I was getting spark from each of them.
Bueno. Seems like the ignition system is working.
I put a screwdriver to the #1 injector to see if I could hear it clicking. Again bueno. Some have already told me to check the crank and cam sensors, but if they were dead, wouldn't that mean I couldn't get spark while cranking?
Pump replaced and runs
Maintains fuel pressure
Don't have a compression tester, it's on order and on its way so I can test for compression, but the motor only had 98K on it and I'm told the Lima engines are bulletproof.