Close
Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

What would cause truck to not crank?

(1990 Ford Ranger)
in Macon, GA on June 21, 2014
Believe it is a fuel issue. Replaced pump and filter; turns over when gas poured in engine, but then cuts off. Currently tracing flow from tank to engine. Truck sat for 4 months after replacing pump. Was able to get it running for about a week, but would cut off occassionally if I let off accelerator completely.
Displaying 1 answer & 2 comments
Popular Answer
on June 22, 2014
when you turn the key on do you hear the pump running if not I would check your inertia switch ,should be under the right front kick psnel
Sign in to reply
on June 22, 2014
I can hear the fuel pump come on when key is in on position. If I pour gas in the breather, truck will run until fuel burns. Traced flow; NO gas comes out of the pump to flow to the engine. Put a new pump on mid February, ran ok, and then went out of town the next day so truck sat for 4 months. Had some problem when I first started it up and tinkered with it. It ran rough at first, but after a few days, it seemed to be running ok for about a week. I am not a mechanic; my process for fixing problem is a little common sense combined with trial and error. I believe I can fix the problem, I just do not know what the problem is. Changed fuel filter yesterday. Could it be fuel pressure? A sensor? Could it still be inertia switch even though I hear pump come on? Any and all suggestions are appreciated! Thanks for responding!
on June 22, 2014
check your fuel pressure if its not within specs its either a blocked fuel line or the pump is no good
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Acts like no fuel or no spark. takes 3 or 4 tries before it will start. will start right up if completely cold
Hey, all. i recently had my front brake pads and rotors changed. bought all brand new parts. i picked up the truck to...
Didn't find what you were looking for?