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Icon9 Newby with a 1988 ranger fuel problem

Help..Help...need this 88 to run so I can take my son to school...

replace external pump..and checked relay inderhood...inertia switch is crackerd but i think still functional...how do I test it...plug jumper wire into each side of harness..How do i check rear pump...cannot hear it turn on...is it loud enough to hear?
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fuse under dash is good..how do you know which relay is the the one for the pumps?
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sorry that was replacED external fuel pump..
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by checking the relay I mean I plugged in a new one to all three and no change..engine just turns
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first of all welcome to the site. and tell us what you have its kinda hard to figure out your fuel problem when all we know the truck is a 88 ranger what kind of motor is it.. im geussing its the 2.0 carb motor are 2.8 sense you said you replaced the external fuel pump
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No its an efi setup the carb engines did not have a pump in the tank. Yes you should be able to hear the intank pump run its not very loud but deff loud enough to hear.
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its a 2.9 efi
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can I run hot wires to the tank pump and if it runs then I may have a wiring prob?..Are there any other s.ending units or electrical relays or whatever other then the one under the hood passenger side fender..? I had it started last week after sitting for about a year. it ran rough for awhile didnt drive it on the road no tags or insurance..I started it for a couple of days after that just to keep it fresh. then one day it just didnt start. Thought maybe I ran it out of gas..ie bad gauge or something..I put more gas in it and still didnt start..It has new battery, starter, external fuel pump. What is the black bulb in line between two pumps..fuel filter?..there is no filter in it..maybe somebody left it out. Can that housing stop working? there are little valves in it.. parts store said they dont carry it have to order from ford if they even make it anymore..I just dont know why it started before and now it wont..
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ITS ALIVE.....ITS ALIVE.....It started and ran and was sluggish, but got better as I drove it. Probably 30 miles on it. In a bunch of small circles...LOL. I changed the fuel filter but I dont think that was it. I still didnt hear the pumps come on so I wanted to test if it had power to the one I replaced. I put leads on it and my buddy turned the key..and the stupid pump came on. Then it tried to start. We were messing in relay area before that, because we heard clicking. I have one new one so I was moving it to the three possible positions.(didnt know which one, it fit all three). Anyways, its running thank god. It was this forum that gave me the good luck. Thanks
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im gonna drive this thing through hell and back...
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Glad it worked out for you man!! And when you do finaly blow the 2.9 up a 302 v8 is a rather easy swap!
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I was thinking I might want to to do that at some point. How involved is it? Is there a kit you buy for mounting? Can a novice do it?
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