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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  Auto Technician
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I think I have a bad fuel injection pressure damper or maybe

Customer Question

I think I have a bad fuel injection pressure damper or maybe a bad fuel injector
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: it is using more fuel, although it is 4WD and I have bigger tires than stock
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 3.0
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: haven't tried anything yet, just starting to research it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it doesn't start on the first time of key switch ignition, usually takes 2 or 3 attempts.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Need make and model.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2001 Ford Ranger, 3.0,4WD
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

You would need to check the fuel pressure at the rail, especially when the problem is happening. Do you have a fuel pressure gauge?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, I don't. Is that a tool that can be picked up at a local parts store?
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Yes, they are not very much for a basic one.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I was looking on for replacement parts and I noticed 65 PSI was what was posted with most of the replacement regulators. Is that standard or should it be more? I thought I read somewhere that it was supposed to be 80PSI.
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

No 65 sounds right.