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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Will crank, but will not start. Checked the fuel supply is

Customer Question

will crank, but will not start
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: checked the fuel supply is as far as I've gotten.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1999 Ford Ranger
JA: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, I am working it myself. I have verified that fuel is coming to the engine.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Vehicle has been sitting up for a few months. It ran before then, put a new fuel pump.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is a system automated prompt , not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

OK how did you check fuel?

Have you tried spraying start fluid in the intake ?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 8 months ago.

you answered yes to 2 questions?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
New fuel pump & check the port on the engine. Got fuel through Schaefer valve.
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 7 months ago.

ok have you tried spraying fuel in the intake to see if it run?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I sprayed some starting fluid into the intake
Expert:  Mechanic01 replied 7 months ago.

and then?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Started for about 2-seconds
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Battery completely dead this morning. There is a clicking noise coming from behind the dash, is this normal?!!
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 7 months ago.


Different expert here.

Do you still need help?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Never mind, found the problem, ok sensor not showing oil pressure.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 7 months ago.

Sounds good glad to hear it.