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#92 of 257 1990 Ford Ranger Fuel pump / electrical problem
Jan 05, 2008 (4:45 pm)
Hey everyone! I've just brought my ranger out of a five year retirement for the sake of fuel mileage. It ran when I parked it but now I have no power to the fuel pump in the tank. My Chiltons manual shows a fuel pump relay but I can't seem to trace it down. Is the relay in the pump itself? All fuses are good and I can't find any bad wires. Does anyone have an idea on where to look for the problem? I'm out of ideas!
#93 of 257 Re: 1990 Ford Ranger Fuel pump / electrical problem [laynrbr]
Jan 06, 2008 (12:36 am)
The relays are usually beside or inside the fuse box under the hood. There may be 2 or 3 of these, many times they are identical. Fuel pump, power windows, etc. I would first pull all of them and clean the contacts. Then if still dead, start switching them around. If the fuel pump starts, you still don't know which one is bad, but you do know one is bad and you need to buy a new one.
#94 of 257 Re: 1990 Ford Ranger Fuel pump / electrical problem [bolivar]
Jan 06, 2008 (9:48 am)
Thanks for the information bolivar! I'll check it out.
#95 of 257 Headlights flicker
Jan 09, 2008 (7:45 pm)
On occassion my 99 Ranger XLT 4L headlights begin to flicker on startup and at idle. When I turn on the headlamps the flickering stops.
#96 of 257 starting problems
Jan 11, 2008 (7:06 pm)
1992 ford ranger 2.3. takes alot of cranking to start, but when it starts it runs great. check engine light comes on after starting and tach is not reading accurate. Any body else ever have the same problem?
#97 of 257 Running lights '99 Ranger XLT
Jan 11, 2008 (7:25 pm)
Today my running lights stopped working, I have low and high beams. For a day or two prior to them stop working, the running lights would flicker on vehicle start-up.
Is this a fuse?
Thks in advance,
#98 of 257 Re: Running lights '99 Ranger XLT [buster15]
Jan 12, 2008 (1:33 am)
With your other message, a wild guess would be a bad headlight switch???
Or bad multi-switch. This is the the switch on turn signal stalk. I can be used to dim your headlights, right?
#99 of 257 Alternator/Battery/Relay?
Jan 13, 2008 (11:44 am)
I have a 2002 bought in the summer of 2004. Every year when it gets below around 40 in temp the voltage guage wont go over about a quarter for 10min or maybe 10 miles then it jumps to normal about half way up the guage. Had the ford house look at it, they replace alternator, later the batter all in the first year. The problem persists. This year Im driving over a hour to and from work. One day it didnt kick up and i tried to get it home knowing I was running the batter down. Got it home, replaced the alternator. Battery was still good. Problem still remained. Replaced two relays. Problem still remains. Mechanic friend bypassed all wiring from alternator to battery with additional wire. Engaged alternator immediately. Is there another relay? Could it be the wiring? I do have some internal electrical problems also like dome light staying on. Cd player and its ghost. Could it be the brain? HELP,,,IM SICK OF THIS TRUCK
#100 of 257 Re: Running lights '99 Ranger XLT [bolivar]
Jan 20, 2008 (6:22 pm)
I took to checking and replacing the relay switch (main control box under hood) for the washer pump and its is now working fine. Weird thing, before I touched the old relay I started the truck up and the running lights were working.
Now I am confused.
#101 of 257 Re: Running lights '99 Ranger XLT [buster15]
Jan 23, 2008 (7:53 am)
The running lights are still flickering, when I turn on the headlights no flickering is observed and all lights (fog, high, low beams) work.