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Fuel system issues

So today my buddies ranger took a s*** and died at a intersection luckily we were right next to a gas station and were able to push it there. so we put a few gallons of gas in her and she would turn over but not start. we did the 7 ignition turn thing to prime it but it still wouldnt start. Then we sprayed some startin fluid in the intake. It fired right up and ran for a few seconds and died out. We then switched a relay to the pump relay but it did not start. Im guessing that its a fuel pump or filter what do you guys think?
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Check the fuel pressure before you throw parts at it.
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check that the inertia switch didn't get tripped somehow.
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The inertia switch should be in the passenger foot well on the right side. Pressing the button should reset it. Try that. If not, like Blhde said, check the fuel pressure before replacing anything. It could be a really dirty fuel filter too. Not likely though.

When you turn the truck to run, do you hear the pump actually prime? If so, it's probably not the pump.
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So today my buddies ranger took a s*** and died at a intersection luckily we were right next to a gas station and were able to push it there. so we put a few gallons of gas in her and she would turn over but not start. we did the 7 ignition turn thing to prime it but it still wouldnt start. Then we sprayed some startin fluid in the intake. It fired right up and ran for a few seconds and died out. We then switched a relay to the pump relay but it did not start. Im guessing that its a fuel pump or filter what do you guys think?
thanks for your input

Just curious:

Did you run out of gas? Hence the need to put more in?

Or did it just die?
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It just died with just over 1/8th tank.
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Don't know if this helps, and it may be a long shot, but I'll throw it out there.

I have known of condensation build-up in gas tanks to a point where there's enough water to block the lines. In cold snaps, the water can even freeze in the lines.

Regular use of gas line antifreeze, or just mostly keeping the tank fairly full can usually prevent this.

Simple, but a long shot. . .

Otherwise you're probably looking at something fairly complicated . . .
and possibly fairly expensive.
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