fuel issue - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-12-2015
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: adairsville,ga
Posts: 1
fuel issue

firstly, good morning everyone. i need some help with a delima i have.
i have an 04 edge with the 3.0 my fuel pump housing broke one of the lines off so i purchased a used one from a salvage yard. i put it in, and apparently there was some bad gas left in the pump because when i attempted to start the truck...it started, ran rough for a few seconds and died. when it did this, i replaced the junk yard pump with my good pump in the new housing. now it wont restart. is there anything i can do to fix this? i'm getting fuel to the fuel rail...and the plugs seem to be firing (pulled one and checked) so im thinking bad gas. what do i do now? how can i get the good gas back to the cylinders. help me please
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,606
"Bad gas" usually just means it has water in it and it will clear out fairly fast, even "old gas" will clear out fairly fast.

Fuel filter would prevent any debris from making it as far as the fuel injectors.

"I have fuel at the rail", 2004 Ranger would have 65psi of fuel pressure at the rail, twice the pressure in one of the tires(32psi), so it would spray out very far when testing pressure at the fuel rail's schrader valve.

Ford computer will run the fuel pump for 2 seconds when key is turned ON.
Do you hear the fuel pump come on, it isn't quiet, very easy to hear it?
If not check the FP Fuse in the engine compartment fuse box, should be 30amp or 40amp.
Old pump may have blown the fuse when first started, so engine died right away, and now new pump won't have power.

You can also spray some Quick Start(ether) into the intake and see if engine fires up and then dies, that would indicate good spark but no fuel coming in.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nylon fuel line broke from fuel pump to fuel filter. 3.0 flex fuel Reyn 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 11-23-2015 12:00 PM
Want to Buy: Fuel line between fuel filter & fuel pump - TN iplayloudly Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-02-2012 04:10 PM
trans issue, and i mean issue rangerdanger01 Drivetrain Tech 2 01-09-2011 01:13 PM
Is it a timing issue or a fuel issue? Drewbis SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 7 08-13-2010 07:16 AM
Wierd Fuel issue mlw20lu 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 19 10-20-2009 08:45 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.