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cranks, but wont start

a few weeks ago my 91 ranger crapped out...again. its got the 2.9L, im trying not to spend anymore money if i can help it, but, im dedicated to it. anyways, it is getting fuel and spark, the plugs are fouled, i havent been able to check compression. one morning i hopped in and drove 300 feet from the parking lot, and the engine just kinda, slowed down and died in a matter of seconds. i got it to a parking lot nearby, and it would only crank. the next evening i went to go push it the 300 ft to my parking lot and it cranked. it built RPMs slow and i let it run for 10 mins or so. its been 3 weeks or so, since it started. i put in a new ignition module and still nothing. anybody have any suggestions?
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fuel pump?
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How do you know that it's getting fuel? Kind of sounds like symptoms of a fuel delivery problem, but it could be more than that.
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there should be a little box located under your passenger airbag (where the passenger puts their feet) on top of that box there should be a button. Press the button. Then start your truck.
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i tried reseting the inertia switch, and i know its getting fuels because when i take a screwdriver to the valve on top of the engine fuel squirts out.
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Try the timing belt? Maybe the tensioner is bad? Also the cam position sensor could be bad? Try pop starting it and see if it runs.
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i put a brand new timing kit in it over the winter, along with a new oil pump. ill try pop starting it, but if it does start, what would that mean?
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didnt pop start it. we sprayed carb cleaner and it started, guess its not getting fuel after all, gonna run through the fuel system and get it going again
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check the filter and if your up to it clean your lines. if the pump picked up **** from your tank it might have made its way to the carb and clogged it so theres reason to clean all the lines.
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