Help with fuel pump replacement - 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.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cartersville, GA
Posts: 2
Help with fuel pump replacement

Hi, I'm new and have a question. I inherited a '98 Ranger XLT 3.0, auto with 22k miles. It turns over, but does not fire. I'm certain the fuel pump is bad from sitting so long. My question is, what is the easiest way to get to the fuel pump? I have no access to a lift. Is it easier to jack up the front of the bed or drop the tank? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Last edited by 1986aw11; 1 Week Ago at 01:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Ewing
Posts: 554
Most people unbolt the bed then just slide it back about a foot. Dont forget to disconnect the fuel filler neck and taillight wiring. You really can't even drop the tank without moving the bed first anyway since you need access to all the fuel pump connections to drop the tank lol.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Cartersville, GA
Posts: 2
Cool, I did not know that. My mechanic said they just drop the tank and unhook everything like fuel neck etc. Sounded difficult to me. Never mentioned that they would have to slide the bed back lol. Thanks for the reply!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Mount Carmel, Pa
Posts: 62
There are some videos on you tube showing one person doing it with some boards
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Week Ago
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Montrose, PA
Posts: 67
I have a 2003 2.3L and am in the middle of this same job. I don't have a lift either. Or a garage or a flat place to park. I need to replace a bed support so I removed the whole bed to do that job too. I'm glad I did, because I found a lot of rot in the frame that I hadn't seen while crawling around underneath.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1 Week Ago
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 9,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1986aw11 View Post
Hi, I'm new and have a question. I inherited a '98 Ranger XLT 3.0, auto with 22k miles. It turns over, but does not fire. I'm certain the fuel pump is bad from sitting so long. My question is, what is the easiest way to get to the fuel pump? I have no access to a lift. Is it easier to jack up the front of the bed or drop the tank? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
You can hear the fuel pump run for 2 seconds each time key is turned on, you can turn key off then on as many times as you want to, it won't hurt anything, to confirm you hear the HUMMMM of the pump or you do not
Pump is not quiet, you can hear it in the cab, turn radio down, lol.

To confirm a fuel issue, spray gasoline or Quick start(ether) into the engine, remove larger air tube, open throttle and spray some fuel into the engine, you can leave the air tube off if it won't hit fan
Now try to start the engine, its called a 50/50 test
If engine starts and dies its a fuel issue
If it doesn't start its a spark issue
50/50

When a vehicle sits for 6 months or so the fuel in the fuel rail and injectors can evaporate, and that leaves behind a varnish type residue, use Seafoam in the gas tank once you have engine running

Fuel pump wouldn't go bad from just sitting, fuel filter can get clogged up with varnish, only $10-$15 to replace and easier to get to than fuel pump

Yes moving the bed is best if you want to change the fuel pump
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

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 11:00 AM
my fuel pump wont turn on ive replaced the relay n the pump.. 00Red 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 1 05-28-2013 09:00 PM
$125 Fuel Pump vs $300 Fuel Pump? Which to get? TheRealestWhiteBoy General Technical & Electrical 12 01-19-2013 07:05 PM
Want to Buy: Fuel line between fuel filter & fuel pump - TN iplayloudly Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 7 05-02-2012 03:10 PM
Help: 4.0L Fuel Pump Replacement soccerjohn 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 3 01-10-2012 11:59 PM


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 09:54 AM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
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.