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hey guys i have a 1996 ford ranger v6 tonight i was driving and lost all power. it will start up but when i give it gas there is nothing and it only runs for a second. i have a feeling it is the fuel pump. any help would be wonderful. thanks for all the input.

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that would be my only guess but normally when a fuel pump goes it won't start at all so i'm not sure but good luck figuring it out

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I'm not even close to a mechanic, but i had a 97 and an 01 ram that had those symptoms and it was a crank sensor in each one. Not sure if a ranger has something like that or not.

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A fuel pump would be my first guess as well, I would hook a fuel pressure gauge up and check the pressure it should be 35 psi

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35psi? I just did the fuel pump in my 97 silverado and that had to be at 60psi. Must be quite the difference between a 8cyl and 6cyl. My truck would not start however with the bad fuel pump. Not even spit. . . How long ago was fuel filter replaced? i've had those plug up and let a vehicle start, but not run. That would be a cheaper thing to try first.

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I would possibly think maybe an egr valve or possibly injector problems.

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Another thought I had was a Mass air flow bad, you could disconnect the electrical connector and see if it runs better.

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hey guys i have a 1996 ford ranger v6 tonight i was driving and lost all power. it will start up but when i give it gas there is nothing and it only runs for a second. i have a feeling it is the fuel pump. any help would be wonderful. thanks for all the input

I just have to ask, but you mean eng. dies when you say "lost all power" grin

You have head lights, int. lights, dash gauges and it cranks over fine? I know you said fuel pump as a guess. Is it just a hunch or do you have some history with the pump?

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You should be able to hear the pump run when you turn the key to the run position. About 3-5 seconds of humming from the fuel tank area. If you don't hear it than a pump is a pretty safe bet. It never hurts to check for power and good ground at the pump before replacing. Its awful hard to swallow the cost of replacing the pump only to find that there was a corroded wire or a burnt up relay!

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When i lost all power i meant that i had no feeling at the gas pedal. the lights and everything else worked. I have no idea what else could be wrong. thanks for all the help.

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