Ford Ranger 2001, fuel injected 3L engine
The engine will start if I shoot gas in the air intake, but it won't
continue to run. Thus, the cylinders aren't getting fuel.
Since the truck had in the recent past ran out of gas (it might even
have ran out of gas on *this*
occasion; but that's not the prob now; I
put in a quarter tank when I arrived), I suspected the fuel filter.
Perhaps it clogged with the sludge from the bottom of the tank. I
changed the filter where the truck stalled, but it didn't fix the
problem. I now have the truck home.
When the truck stalled, a cute female with compelling breasts was
driving. As I understand, several guys came by and played with things
under the hood. I don't know if they did anything.
Since the parts stores, which I can't get to easily, were about to
close when I came on the scene, as a precaution, I bought a fuel pump
relay, but I haven't identified that as the problem.
Anyway, I suppose my next step is to take off the fuel line from the
back (going to the tank) of the filter, turn on the engine electric,
and see if anything is coming out of the fuel line. I haven't done this
yet because it's dark now and a storm came up.
But while I'm waiting for tomorrow, I'd like to educate myself. For
starters, which relay in the fuse box under the hood goes to the fuel
pump? The replacement one I have could go in three places where there
are similar looking relays. There's no indication on the fuse box cover
which relay goes to what, and I don't have a manual.
And if anybody can provide any other advice or even sympathy :-),
please do. I really (repeat "really" three times) need to get this
truck running tomorrow. And tomorrow is Sunday, a bad day for buying
parts or calling businesses.
To give all the conditions of the problem, I suppose I should also
confess that the budget is limited.
(||) Nehmo (||)