FUEL SHUTOFF?

  • Tiny
  • gthawus
  • 1999 Ford Ranger
  • 139 miles

3 ltr Ford Ranger
Every few days I have a sputtering engine shutdown. When trying to restart there's no sound of the fuel pump whirring. After about 20 minutes the car will start ok and run fine for a few days. Have replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel relay, and PCM relay. After driving 20 minutes or so I notice the two relays are hot to the touch. Have you an idea of what the problem might be? Thanks

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 6:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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What are two relays?

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 7:41 PM
  • Tiny
  • gthawus
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Both the fuel pump relay and the PCM power relay in the Power Distribution Box. Thanx

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 7:58 PM
  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Suspect fuel pump may have poor ground causing high amp draw

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 3:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • Dan_K
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Also check for corrosion at the fuel-pump cutoff inertia switch. It is located on the passenger side floor, at the front of the carpeting/floor mat near the firewall. It has a red reset switch on it. The connectors on these switches, due to their location, are prone to corrosion.

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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 5:38 PM

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