2001 Ford Ranger help! "Fuel Pump"

Wife went to Bakersfield yesterday for a doctors visit. Ran fine. When
she got out..wouldnt fire up. No fuel at the Schrader valve.
Had it towed home
The problem..is there is a full 15 gallons of gas in the tank and the
truck pump will not pump any fuel.
When you turn on the key..there is no pump sound coming from the gas
tank.
So with this in mind..I searched the web and the 2 Haynes books I have
for data to diagnose the problem.
There is so much bullshit data on the Ranger..its impossible to find
any good information
The Haynes books are not much better when it comes to fuel system.
2001 Ranger XLT, 3.0 "Not Flex Fuel"
1. There is a 20 amp fuse (good) in the power distribution box under
the hood.
Next step is to test the fuel pump relay..and here lies the problem #1
Which one is it????
A web search turns up "K4" (no such markings in my distribution box)
"Lower right hand relay" (empty socket)
etc etc etc.
Haynes doesnt show it either.
The next item is the Emergency Fuel Pump Shutoff switch, located on
the passengers side, up against the firewall. Found it (not in the
marked location in any manual/guide) and its not tripped. So I pulled
the connector and measured voltage (7.5vts..which is a bit odd) and
then jumpered the connector with a paperclip. Still no pump run. I
left the jumper in place. One would think that that shock switch
should be passing battery voltage..12.35 volts ...in and then out
again.
There is several multiple wire disconnects between the fuse box and
the fuel pump which is hidden from view on top of the ful fuel tank.
No manual/guide tells me what wire/wires or wire colors Im searching
for between the fuel tank and the fuse box..or what color, or where
the fuck they run. If I could know that the "Green/Yellow" were power
to the pump...it would be a no brainer to test, close to the tank.
So unless one of you gentlemen have any idea of how to id and test the
fuel pump relay (one of a shitload, all the same (2) types...or any
other places to look..Im going to have to drain the gas tank and drop
it. Which Im hoping not to have to do.
Ive never seen a fuel pump simply quit on arrival..and never pump
again....so my gut feeling..is its electrical. They tend to get
weaker and weaker..but never had one simply quit.
Also..anyone know of a place that sells fuel pumps for less than the
$235!!!!!! that Autozone wants for theirs? CarQuest is about the same
price. Any alternative suggestions?
Help!
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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Mine is a 1991 with EEC-IV controls, so I can't give you too much help. I removed the bed to clean the pump when it stopped.
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
Rock Auto had some in the $120 range, not sure of the quality but their online parts lookup catalog seems pretty nice.
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RogerN
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RogerN
Ford had a habit of running the ground return right back to the battery ground. They put an inline connector right near the battery with the wire size of about 16awg. I have had problems with this connection. Of course my vehicle was a little older than yours, but it is an easy thing to check. John
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John
Check your Gmail....
Reply to
Rick
I nave the full manual from Ford for my '96 - has all the wire colours etc for that year. Get a subscription to Aldata and you can get all the information Haynes and Chilton manuals are a joke and a total waste of money.
Reply to
clare
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Reply to
Larry Jaques
The power to the pump for the first 3 seconds and during cranking SHOULD be 12 volts. If you don't have 12 volts at the inertia switch I woeld suspect a problem prior to the switch. To test the pump I would unplug the inertia switch and feed power directly to the fuel pump line at the switch. If the pump runs then, no use pulling the pump or dropping the tank. The 2001 has the regulator on the pump in the tank but does not have a PWM pump power controller as far as I know.
Check where the wiring harnes exits the cab and heads back to the tank - the wires have been known to fail within the first 6-8 inches - look for signs of charring.
Reply to
clare
Trade her in for a newer model...
and then sell the van.
Reply to
BeamMeUpScotty
If you live in snow country a plastic sheet 'sled' works fine for this, since rain doesn't hurt it, and it's better protection from stones. I keep one under the bed liner. jsw
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
Perhaps you have never seen how professional script and song writers punctuate their blogs;
Any. Way. They. Want!!
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
I've fixed lots of stuff and can't remember the Ford pump distinctly. I think I localized the problem to the pump itself by pulling fuel through the line with a brake bleeder vacuum pump, which showed that the screen, tubing and filter weren't clogged. An in-line primer bulb for an outboard might work, it does on my tractor. jsw
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Jim Wilkins
Check your FB messages.
Reply to
Steve W.
Never know, might be a loose facebook connection that's disabling his truck?
Reply to
Stormin Mormon
I refer you to Question 3 once again.
Reply to
Larry Jaques
Those are old, antiquated, obscure rules back from the days when punctuation marks were is short supply, they don't grow on trees, you know. If you run low on punctuation marks, just download documents and delete the punctuation marks until you fill the computer back up with them.
RogerN
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RogerN
I had a similar problem. It was some corrosion on the relay socket and the blades on the relay that plug into the socket.
You may not know which relay, but just pulling out all the relays and reinserting them may get better contact. Much easier to pull all relays and check them all than to do any of the other things suggested.
In my case it would run well, but would sometimes not start. when the starter motor was running the voltage was lower. Using starter fluid got the motor to start and got the voltage higher so the relay would pull in.
Dan
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dcaster
Might also be a link to info that isn't public....
Reply to
Steve W.
Actually on that ranger there is no return line, and the regulator is inside the tank - but yes, the pump rund full time.
Reply to
clare
Since we are picking nits, the use of the word 'amount' is incorrect in your post.
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'Number' is the word you should have used.
John
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John

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