2000 Ford Ranger fuel sending problem

Tiny
DUSTIN WAYNE
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  • 2000 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156 MILES
Changed fuel filter out with a new drove fine till I got home all sparks plug are fine checked fuses fine and cleaned the fuel out dumped gas treatment in it and still acting up what do you think it could be cranks up fine and drives fine down the road come to a stoping point it acts like its out of gas and then you let it set for 2 mins and cranks up and drives to the next light then shuts off did that before we changed fuel filter
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 AT 8:50 PM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 2:08 AM
Tiny
DUSTIN WAYNE
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Ive really tried that im getting good fuel pressure coming out of the injectors
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 2:12 AM
Tiny
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That was not a guess. T was a systematic sequence of tests that will reveal why the car isn't starting.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 2:15 AM
Tiny
DUSTIN WAYNE
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Starts up fine drives fine come to a stoping point boggs down thrm shuts off checked all of fuel components everything is good even spark plugs and cleaned out spark plugs
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 2:18 AM
Tiny
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OK, you're just not listening to me.

If the car stalls and give you trouble restarting, that is the exact moment it has to be tested. I realize that may be inconvenient but welcome to our world. That is what has to be done.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 AT 2:21 AM

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