fuel prob with 1988 ford ranger

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Old 02-28-07, 08:16 PM
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fuel prob with 1988 ford ranger

i cant seem to get the fuel to the carb. thought i had a leak in the hose but that was not it now it wont even turn over or act like it will turn over any ideas?
 
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Old 02-28-07, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by akcowboy View Post
i cant seem to get the fuel to the carb. thought i had a leak in the hose but that was not it now it wont even turn over or act like it will turn over any ideas?
Mechanical or electric pump?
If its mechanical check that the hoses are on he correct way
 
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Old 03-01-07, 01:37 AM
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its mechanical i live in alaska and the problem started when it hit 60 below zero i just cant seem to find the problem
 
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As far as I know, that's a fuel injected engine
If it looks like it has a carb, it's more likely a Center Fuel Injection sometimes called a Throttle Body Injection
Inside the "carb" they'll be a big injector

If it's not squirting fuel when attempting to start the engine, then it's possible the electric fuel pump is dead

If the engine won't even turn over (rotate), then it's not that your not getting fuel to the engine, you've got a different problem
 
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A little extra clarification, cowboy, on both questions:

This is a carbureted engine with a mechanical fuel pump bolted to the side of the engine? Like slick, I would have thought by '88 Rangers would have all been fuel injected.

Not turning over meaning no rotation at all or it's rotating but not firing?

If you have a fuel delivery problem, I would wonder about a fuel line icing up at the temperatures you're describing.
 
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Old 03-01-07, 05:00 PM
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The tow guy got it.
Gasoline frezzes at around-40deg that why there are alot of diesels in Alaska dew to diesel being an oil, oil dosen't freeze it just gets thick.
 
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The oil can get thick enough to keep it from turning over at those temps
 
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Old 03-02-07, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by slickshift View Post
The oil can get thick enough to keep it from turning over at those temps
Good piont hope the have block warmers.
who wants to go outside when its that cold n e way LOL

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