95 Ford Ranger

My truck is getting gas and spark. It cranks over but will not start. I did find the cigarette lighter fuse burnt out. But i don't think that's it. Any comments??

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What engine and how do you know those things?
Try this:
{I Assume you dont touch the pedal on start as you are NOT supposed to.}
Leave it alone a couple hours Floor the pedal as you are cranking it, if it starts but runs rough and/or rich, problem is likely the Fuel pressure regulator or ECT sensor (or wiring) bad.
If no difference, pump the pedal while cranking. If it starts, Engine is trying to start too lean but that's rare. Could be bad FPR or pump or blocked filter or water in gas.
If neither works but you're SURE you're getting both gas and spark, then it's timing
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I did already try pumping when it did not start. I was doing about 50mph and it just died. Also will try checking fuel filter. Do you know where it is located? How about FPR. Where's it.
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I did already try pumping when it did not start. I was doing about 50mph and it just died. Also will try checking fuel filter. Do you know where it is located? How about FPR. Where's it.
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It's a 2.3L engine. I took a spark wire off and could see sparking between it and metal while cranking. I depressed the valve on the fuel rod and got gas. cranked it again, and got more gas when I pressed the valve again. I was driving about 50mph when it just died. Was hoping it was not the timing belt. I want to look at the fuel filter when I locate it. I did try letting it set and then pumping while cranking. Will try holding pedal to floor next time. If it's FPR or timing belt guess I'll let a true machanic do it. I only do a few things under the hood. Could also be the emergency shit off valve? Supposed to have indicator light on dash, but not there even when key is in on position. Thanks
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Thanks for you comments. I took a look today and I can see under the cover--it's the timming belt. thanks
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nvfrdg wrote:

4 cyl or v6? 4 cyl may be timing belt v6 i believe has timing chain.... not sure how do you know you have fuel pressure/spark? describe what you have done first
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I took a spark plug wire off and could see it starking (to metal) while cranking. It's a 2.3L with fuel injectors. I took the cap off the "value stem" fitting next to the engine. Gas spurted out. I released all pressure. Cranked engine again, and there was more gas when I pushed in the valve stem. It was running fine before. Not ruff. It has always started right off and I do not start with my foot on the gas. In checking all the fuses I found the cig lighter fuse burnt out. When I replaced it, it burnt out right away. I took the cig lighter out and replaced fuse. Left lighter out and fuse is ok. I think it's not related. I was hoping it was not timming belt. I am going to try the emergency shut off switch today, just in case. The manual said a light should indicate this problem, but I don't even see it with the switch in the on position. Thanks guys for your input.
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On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 16:07:15 -0400, "nvfrdg"

hey foctard look at the facts fuel spark compression
your timing belt is whats left confirm cam timing
foctard h u r c a s t
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Thanks for the input. I can see the timming belt under the cover. It's loose (broken). Now I know for sure. Thanks
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Get a book or look it up on autozone.com > repair..
You will have to follow directions very carefully to avoid having to do it over because you find the engines not running quite right.
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Thanks, I checked it out earlier today and I can see that it is the timming belt. I can see under the cover, and it's very loose--broken. Thanks
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