Engine cranks but won't start

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD BRONCO
  • 170,000 MILES
Hi. My son has a 1995 Ford Bronco with a 5.8 Liter engine. He was on his way home from a football game when the truck suddenly stopped running. He got it to the side of the freeway - the starter cranks (truck has fuel). What are the known common things to check? The in-tank filter seems to be fine.
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 7:41 PM

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Tiny
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Have the fuel pressure checked to see if it is fuel related.

Check for spark as the coil, pick up or module may have failed.

Roy
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
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Will do both Roy as soon as it stops downpouring rain here.I'll let you know. Thanks Roy.

-Michael
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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Good luck
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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K. Just verified that we have spark. The fuel pump relay is operable. No fuel at all to rail. Cannot hear anything when ignition key is turned to start from the in-tank fuel pump. We just changed this out a little over a year ago. Will a fuel pump just die while you're running? How do I check power to the fuel pump (Pins)? Next steps?
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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Go to the inertia switch which is either on the rf kick panel on the passenger side or in the back trunk when you open the gate.
There should be power there for 2 seconds with the key on.

Roy
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 1:34 AM
Tiny
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My apologies for not mentioning Roy.I checked the inertia switch. Obviously not tripped and there is power when key is on.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
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Then most likely you have a bad fuel pump.

Roy
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 3:03 AM
Tiny
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UUUggghh. Thank you Roy.A fuel pump going bad while driving?

Please pass on Autozones after-market parts are not the answer.
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 3:10 AM
Tiny
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Yep. I work at pepboys and we have the same issues with carter pumps. Try to stay away from them. Its more money to get a new ford pump but well worth it in the end.

Roy
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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 3:12 AM

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