Location of fuel pump reset switch?

Tiny
SKAY769
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  • 1991 FORD RANGER
Please. Where is the fuel pump reset switch located I am stranded. I love this site
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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 AT 6:09 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The inertia switch is located below the instrument panel, to the right of the transmission hump. Here is a diagram (below) You must pull the carpet back. Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, November 17th, 2017 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
MEFORD11
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  • 1988 FORD RANGER
  • 177,000 MILES
Truck no start, but turns over, lack of gas, located collision shut off switch to fuel pump, will not reset, what next, have tried with key off and on,
have removed 2 wire clip and re installed, switch is located at carpet level
passenger side below heater housing, apparently the fuel pump is not engaging to pump mode, plastic button will not stay down,

was working fine forever, just would not start, so first choice fuel and shut off switch, was not bumped to my awareness.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Ok, pressed down reset button on the fuel pump collision switch and clutch in and key start, it started, as soon as released the switch it quit running,

appears to be switch eh, where to get new one,

help thanks.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Auto parts should have one rock auto lists an universal one but it's $85 check around.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BJELLIS
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My 1987 ranger would not start. I replaced the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, and ignition coil. Upon further torubleshooting, I discovered that the inertia switch had tripped but I can not get it to reset. Could the switch be bad or does it require electrical pwr to reset it?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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It should go down when pushed, if it doesnt reset try unpluging it and resetting it.

Will it reset when unplugged and pushed down?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BJELLIS
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I removed the inertia switch and ohmed it out. The switch is closed so I assumed that it was good. I checked out the fuel pump relay by putting pwr to it and it opened and closed just fine. I then took the advice of another on the forum and checked at the fuel rail for fuel. I pressed the little test port on the fuel rail and some fuel came out. My question is how much fuel is suppose to come out when I press the little test port on the fuel rail?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:06 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Thats a very bad test to see if its getting enough fuel, there is no way to tell how much fuel is coming out of there.

You will need to do a pressure test with a fuel pressure test gauge.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
EMONEY1961
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  • 1987 FORD RANGER
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1987 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive

there is a fuel shut off switch on pass floor board it has a button on top of switch its up and I cant get gas to flow can I by pass switch? Because I can not find switch at car parts store I dont want 2 spend a lot on truck until I get it running and check it out then I would buy switch from dealer so so expensive! Can I just bypass to hear it run?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Well you can just cross the connector with a piece of wire, but try pressing the button down, that is the normal position. If the button is up, that kills the pump.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BOOGE
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  • 1987 FORD RANGER
Engine Mechanical problem
1987 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

Can you tell me the location of the fuel shut off switch?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The inertia switch is located under right center of dashboard on firewall.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GREGORY1961
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I am having problems with a new fuel pump not priming. I have located a problem with EEC relay and am replacing it but, I also want to check the inertia switch. I cannot locate it. Does this model have one? If so, where is it?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 AT 1:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Under right center of dashboard on firewall. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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