2003 Ford Ranger My truck died on me in traffic

Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,000 MILES
I have a 2003 ford ranger edge with 121 000 on the enginge. It is a 2 wheel drive automatic. I have never had any problems with it until the other day. I was driving through a set of lights and the engine just died on me. It was as if I had turned the engine off but all the electrical was still working, the radio, lights, dash were all on. I pulled over and tried to get it started again but it just would'nt start. The engine revs but it won't turn over. All belts are intact. What can it be?
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 8:43 AM

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Tiny
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If your engine cranks but doesn't start, there's something missing: either spark, fuel, or compression.
You said your timing belt is okay right?

Next step, determine if the problem is either fuel related or spark related:
With a spark tester, determine if you have sparks when you crank your engine.
With a fuel pressure tester, check your fuel pressure.
A quick test, although not as accurate, is to spray some starter fluid inside the throttle and crank the engine. If engine starts your problem is fuel related; if it doesn't it's likely spark related.

If you have spark and fuel, then you have something wrong with your compression (in which case, reply back and we'll look into what could be the culprit).
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanx that was helpful, I believe it must be my fuel pump that is the problem area.
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Saturday, October 25th, 2008 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Could very well be.

Do you hear it when you turn your key to ON?
If you don't, check if you have voltage at the pump.
If you do, but the pump doesn't come on, replace it.
If you don't, check your wiring, relay, fuse, connectors, as well as your safety switch.
The best way to know if your fuel delivery is okay is by checking your fuel pressure.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 8:18 AM

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