Mechanics

FUEL

2003 Ford Ranger

Engine Performance problem
2003 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 165000 miles

Driving down the road my truck shuts off! (Acts like lost of fuel). Tow to ford dealer $165.00 later no part install, $80.00 tow bill and told a reset set button was done! This has happen twice now Ford man states that only " Ford" can reset the button! So is the Fuel pump going bad or a reset button! I'm not going back to the Ford man. He got me twice! No more!
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Camper Chuck
July 31, 2010.



Ok Camper Chuck,sorry for all your troubles-to prevent you from getting a third strike locate the Inertia Fuel Shutoff Switch-see diagram below:

Inertia Fuel Shutoff Switch
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Rasmataz
Jul 31, 2010.
So replace it or keep pushing the button! I did find it thank you! Can I still donate $$$$!

Tiny
Camper Chuck
Jul 31, 2010.
Yes, you may do so if you wish

Rasmataz
Jul 31, 2010.
So replace the fuel shut off switch!

Tiny
Camper Chuck
Jul 31, 2010.
What is the switch doing -is it continously tripping or what?

Rasmataz
Jul 31, 2010.
No after about 20/30 min. My engine shuts off. If I have a passenger with me they can push the button while i'm coasting and the truck will start up and run. I also noticed that the area is very warm to the touch! Thanks

Tiny
Camper Chuck
Aug 1, 2010.
There's a short within the fuel pump circuit-try swapping the fuel pump relay with a like one and see what happens.

Rasmataz
Aug 1, 2010.