All vehicles, from your vehicle to a hot rod, work van or family car, have different engine setups and part sizes. The failure mileage was 77,000. A fuel filter change can help increase gas mileage and keep your truck run smoothly. Run the engine unti Fuel filters work to clean the fuel of any dirt before it flows into your fuel injector. If you stretch your leg you will hit the switch. The truck was used very little and was always kept inside my garage. A critical part of any vehicle, fuel filters trap contaminants as fuel flows through the line to the engine.
. The third time it stopped in front of friendly Ford, monroe, mi. Had it happen 4 times on the 98 I had but not on any of the other four rangers I have owned. This has been engineered to fit your vehicle without modifications! I have owned 6 cars and this is the only time I've had to replace a fuel pump. Here is a picture of the new filter beside the old one.
Mine need a 13mm wrench to take the bolts off. When you have a restricted flow, the particles may continue to flow throughout your fuel system, wearing out the fuel pump and resulting in more problems. Place the fuel line back on to the filter and remove the outlet line. After troubleshooting, I discovered the problem is related to low fuel pressure. I'm thinking that's really all that's left for me to do since I cannot locate just the regulator. Many automotive parts have a Core Charge, or Core Price, that works the same way as a soda can deposit.
That claim is simply not true. This replacement item is thoroughly patterned after to work like the genuine fuel pump mounted on your car or truck. I have fixed many things on my explorer and have many pictures on the job that might be useful to others. The following has to be removed to get the pump off: - bedliner - 6 T55 bolts holding the bed - 3 8mm hex heads holding the fuel filler neck - 2 electrical plugs at rear of bed for taillights and trailer - 4 beers Next remove the pump itself. Expect less than a half cup of fuel to leak out from pressure. If you notice the fuel coming out with no pressure, it may caused by a clogged filter. Ford told me they did not have a recall for this problem at this time but to keep my receipt in case of a future recall.
Look under the drivers seat on the inside of the frame rail. I completely changed the set up with compression fittings. He replaced the switch and put in a different connector and I've had no further problems. Best thing I ever done to it. When the filter is at capacity, it can cause your engine to misfire, hesitate or even stall, leaving you stranded or struggling to reach your destination.
It is held in place with what amounts to a large hose clamp, and is in a protective sleeve. This switch is designed to shut off the fuel pump during a crash so as not to feed a fire. Only a little gas will come out then, most of it from the filter itself. It apparently had overheated for some time and had melted the wiring harness into the switch. Ask your wife,where did the sound come from? I never thought to look at the fuel pump because I always heard the whine but the other day I had a no start issue and I removed the cap on the fuel rail and pushed the valve down with a screw driver and found the rail to have very little pressure. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Ford you'll find that Ranger Forum is a great community to join.
The second hose was really difficult and would not come loose, which is how the retaining clip was broken. The fuel line end fittings are retained with plastic clips, which can be released by squeezing the tips together and pushing them back into the fitting. The inertia switch which shut off the fuel pump actuated which it is designed to do. The failure occurs whenever passenger raises their right foot, inadvertently making contact with the switch. A totally clogged fuel filter may result in your car refusing to start. Remove the fuel cap from the fuel tank. Was able to coast off the road and onto the shoulder.
I ran in to the same issues with my 1993 Ranger. The clean gas then flows out of the fuel filter and into the fuel injectors. I've been fighting intermittent starting problems on my 1998 3. It occurred randomly, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly, I never knew when it would happen. The fuel filter is the part of the fueling system that strains your fuel for dirt and rust particles.
Filter will always contain a fair amount of fuel though, so have a container ready to catch the excess. The purpose of the tool is to spread those fingers outward. Truck would stop and would eventually restart within a couple minutes or up to 30 minutes after it had stopped. When you connect the new fuel filter, make sure the white arrows on the fuel filter are pointing toward to the front of your truck. The fuel filter was replaced, but the symptoms continued.
When the pump is engaged it will send fuel through the fuel line and it will spray the fuel out. You will need to replace the fuel filter. Ford design flaw in placement of fuel pump cutoff switch inertia switch in the passenger compartment where it can be easily kicked triggered by passenger. They kept it for 2 weeks but it only stopped running for them one time and it repaired itself before they could find the problem. Take one of the two bolts out and you should be able to swing the shield away and remove and replace the filter. I received my new pump last Thursday and haven't had a starting issue since! Nevertheless, the consumer may feel uneasy about using replacement filters that are not original equipment.