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2007 Ford Ranger Fuel not getting to the engine

Hey everyone, I have a 2007 Ford Ranger 2.3 and it doesn't seem to be getting fuel to the engine.

I took apart the gas tank and took out the fuel pump inside and tested it in my garage and the fuel pump works just fine. So I narrowed the problem to be electrical.

Any ideas on where to start looking for the electrical problem??

Any help would be very much appreciated.

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did you replace the fuel filter?
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I had the same problem on my '02 4.0. It wasn't electrical and the fuel pump did pump but the pressure was so low that the engine would not start. Put a gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail and see what your fuel pressure is, that may help. Also, check the inertia switch. I am not sure where yours may be but on mine it was under the carpet under the dash in the passenger side with 2 wires to it. There is a button on the top of it so make sure that is pushed in. Hope you get it running soon.
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I had the same problem on my '02 4.0. It wasn't electrical and the fuel pump did pump but the pressure was so low that the engine would not start. Put a gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail and see what your fuel pressure is, that may help. Also, check the inertia switch. I am not sure where yours may be but on mine it was under the carpet under the dash in the passenger side with 2 wires to it. There is a button on the top of it so make sure that is pushed in. Hope you get it running soon.
Thank you very much for your informative response. wired the fuel pump directly to the battery and the truck runs perfect.... im gonna look into the inertia switch now thanks alot
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Meistreguy, thank you! After all the work me and my buddy did, the whole time it was only inertia switch.

I found it and pressed it and the car runs fine now. Thanks again
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The question is who hit you to trigger it.
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Glad to hear that! I am by no means a mechanic but after my fuel pump went out, I did some searches here that were extremely valuable. Lots of great info on here! If it happens again, I would just replace the switch.
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The question is who hit you to trigger it.
Ha, I was driving back with my friend who was a bit drunk, he was jamming to music going all crazy and that's when the truck died on the freeway and we had to push it a mile to a gas station. I think he must of kicked the inertia switch during the ride.

The thought of the inertia switch being hit never crossed our minds. Two cops even stopped to help us and they couldn't figure it out either.

And ya this site is very informative will be returning more often
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Something similar happened to me, a passenger smashed it into the floor splitting the connector and shorting it on the floor.

Also has a person knock the auto down relay out from under the heater box.
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I am having a similar issue, I however just replaced the inertia switch and the truck does not run. There is no fuel to the motor, no codes, I hear a click at the tank when the key is on but no more from the pump. I have checked all the fuses. Oat ere anything else I should check before trying to pull the pump?
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How about a you test the fuel pressure on the rail with a gauge you rent from the parts store.
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Fuel Return Leak

I am a new user and I really don't know how to start out, so please give me some direction or at least be patient with me.

I have an 07 Ranger 4.0 and when I filled up today and started the engine fuel started leaking all over the ground. When I got home i pulled the box and found that fuel was spraying out of the return line fitting. I pulled it off and tried to blow thru the port, but it was blocked. I pulled the fuel pump assembly out and there is a valve with what looks to be a ground wire connected to a retaining clip. I am not sure if the valve is opened when the switch is turned on, but right now nothing is going to go thru that valve.

My question is, do I need to buy a new fuel pump assy.? Or is there another solution, or even a different problem that I am not seeing?
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