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Old 01-23-2007
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Need Help... Truck won't start

Okay, I went out to try and start up my truck and it wouldn't turn over. It cranks and sounds like it wants to turn over, but it just refuses to. I tested the battery and it is good, old but still good, I even tryed to jump start it. I tryed a few tricks off of here to test the starter and that seems to be working too. It has just under three-quarters of a tank of gas, I use E85, and it hasn't been that cold or wet (for Minnesota). Does anyone have any idea why it might not be turning over? Any help would be appreciated.
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Just a stupid question. Is your truck Flex Fuel? I know mine is, but I didn't htink they made them in 2000. Unless it s a different truck than the one in your sig.

If that doesn't work. Check all your fuses and make sure your fuel pump is working
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Yeah it's flex fuel. Fuel pump does work. I checked it out along with the starter, battery and coil pack to make sure I'm gettin spark. My next try is gonna be fuel filter. I got one layin around might as well use it.
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Fuel cut off switch?
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got any gas?
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I don't think I have a fuel cut off switch, but I don't know. I have 3/4 of a tank of gas in it. The fuel pump works too. Other than replacing the fuel filter, I don't know what else to check that is easily accessible and not too expensive.
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Okay, I went out to try and start up my truck and it wouldn't turn over. It cranks and sounds like it wants to turn over, but it just refuses to. I tested the battery and it is good, old but still good, I even tryed to jump start it. I tryed a few tricks off of here to test the starter and that seems to be working too. It has just under three-quarters of a tank of gas, I use E85, and it hasn't been that cold or wet (for Minnesota). Does anyone have any idea why it might not be turning over? Any help would be appreciated.

You sure that your gas line isn't frozen? Have you been putting dry gas in?

My plow Jeep sits so long I generally have to give it a squirt of starting fluid in the intake to get it going. That would also tell you if gas is getting to it or not.

If this happened all at once I'd bet on frozen.
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your emergency fuel reset button is behind the passenger kick panel.. push it and try starting the truck..oh and i have a 2000 and it's FFV as well, I believe Ford started doing FFV Rangers in '99..
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how is the Flex Fuel? I always wanted to know that...
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oh i didnt even notice you were from MN. its possible that its maybe frozen seeing as we have had kinda cold weather lately. do you drive it regularly? im not an expert on E85, but it might act a bit different in the winter compaired to regular gas idk..

but it looks like you have tried most if not all the usual things to look at..
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Yeah it's my daily driver so I got lucky when there was another car home that I could use. I like using the E85. I feel it gives it more pep, or at least as much pep as a 3.0 can get I've never had it act differently in the winter. Last winter I made the switch from unleaded to E85 and I never had an issue. I'll try that switch that bwester04 mentioned if I can find it. And I'll put in the fuel filter, it needs it anyways. Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.
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I've looked all around and can't find anything looking like a switch around the passenger foot area at all. Does anyone have a more detailed location I could use? I even pulled some of the interior off to try and find it, but with no luck.
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It's not on the passenger's kick panel. It's at the corner of the fire-wall and passenger's-side kick panel. It's a black housing with a red button. If you depress this button it will reset your fuel pump inertia switch. (Hint: If this switch is tripped, it may be faulty. It's designed to only trip in the event of an abrupt inertia change!)
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aka crash! hah
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Close enough I'd say -
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Well, we depressed the schrader valve on the fuel rail and we can very easily say that there is fuel there by the smell of my dad afterwards and how wet he was. He really loves me right now :)
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hmm.. you checked all the plug and wire stuff? somthn may have come loose
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Yeah, checked the coil pack, plugs (only 6 months old), and all the wires too. It looks like it's in the fuel system. I'm hoping it's just a fuel filter otherwise I have to somehow check the rest of the fuel lines. I'm also gonna throw in a bottle of the isopropyl stuff just in case I did get water in there somehow, it was dry when I filled up, but anything is possible
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yeah sounds good, hopefully that fixes it!
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Well, thanks to everyone for their help. I put in a new fuel filter and it turned right over. A special thanks to bwester04 for the pic of the button, I had to unplug it to make the swap.
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right on, good to hear yer up and run'n again!
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