My truck stalls while driving, it will restart once I come to a complete stop and click it off then on

Asked by May 24, 2017 at 09:23 PM about the 1992 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I received a ranger recently from a good friend who passed away, I previously owned an 89 ranger 4x4 and was very happy with it. The ranger i have now is a 2.3 stick shift, great once it gets going, but without warning it will just stall. very scary for me, but i really want to keep this truck. I changed the fuel filter and checked the fuel pump it is functioning well. I don't know what to check next...please help. Thank you

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2,715

This is a very common problem, but tricky to diagnose. I'm thinking that the problem is definitely fuel related. Maybe the inertia switch but I'm more inclined to believe the fuel filter or fuel pressure regulator or one of the two fuel pumps (there are two: a high pressure and a low pressure pump).

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2,715

The fuel pump relay? These can go bad, or their connectors get corrosion and make bad connection. These are usually in the fuse box under the hood, or on the side of it. Be worthwhile to buy a new one for a few dollars and pull the old one when it is stalled and put the new on in and see if it starts.

2,715

Lastly.....I have had these symptoms happen on several cars. The symptoms you describe sound more like a Crankshaft Positioning Sensor failure. These will kill a car instantly. And if it is an intermittent failure, the car will restart, until the failure becomes complete.

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