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#1513 of 2995 1998 Ford Ranger will not start
Aug 03, 2005 (4:22 pm)
I have a 1998 Ford Ranger with a five speed manual transmission. About once a month, it will not start. The fuel pump runs for a few seconds when I turn on the switch and the fuel pump seems to be working properly.
When I pull one of the spark plug wires from the distribute there is no arc.
If I push the trunk and pop the clutch, it starts and I will not have any more problems for several weeks.
Does anyone have any ideas about what is causing this?
#1514 of 2995 Re: 2001 Ford Ranger 4.0L V6 NO POWER!!! [vman1]
Aug 03, 2005 (8:32 pm)
ABS - really need to have the codes pulled for this one. It could be the sensor that is in the read differential housing is bad. I would have the code checked, but if you want to throw a part at it......
Mid 90's Rangers are known for bad 'multi-function switch'. This is the turn signal, high beam, etc switch in the column.
Radio - who knows. The radio is pretty self contained, so it should be in the radio...
#1515 of 2995 Re: Electrical problems galore [vman1]
Aug 03, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Interior light - Well known problem with Rangers. The switch is inside the door, on the inside of the outside door handle. This switch is failed or just dirty. You need to remove the door panel and trace the wiring to the switch. The switch can be cleaned with Electrical cleaner in come cases, sometimes it needs replaced.
#1516 of 2995 Re: 84 ford ranger 4x4 dashboard guages [mangume]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:59 am)
There is a small voltage regulator on the back of your instrument cluster, it sounds as if it has gone bad. Plugs in like a ninevolt battery
#1517 of 2995 1987 ranger Runs rough like running out of gas
Aug 05, 2005 (8:07 am)
My ranger just started doing this and it is intermittent. Runs like it is going out of gas, no power then it picks up if I give it more throttle, but at constant spead it tends to buck again like it is running out of gas. Just had it scoped, nothing wrong according to machnic but it was running alright then, had it full tunned up anyway.. Just started again. Could there be something wrong with the fuel pump? How could I tell.
#1518 of 2995 Re: 92 Ranger 2.3 Acceleration Problem [brysue]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:01 am)
What is the MAF sensor and where is it?
#1519 of 2995 Fuel Pump Relay
Aug 05, 2005 (10:30 am)
1987 Ranger. Where is the relay located and what does it look like.
#1521 of 2995 98 Ford Ranger won't start either
Aug 06, 2005 (3:04 pm)
Doesn't turn over when started. The interior lamp,radio and key in ignition beeper work until the last turn of the key to start the igntion or until I turn the headlights to the on postion (the lamps don't shine). I checked fuses, cleaned batt cables--could it be weak battery (it's at least 7 years old).
#1522 of 2995 VSS Speedomter
Aug 06, 2005 (5:13 pm)
I have a 99 Ford Ranger XLT extended cab. I am having a problem with my speedometer, it does not work till you are going over 30MPH and will stop working if you slow down below 30MPH. Someone told me that I have an electronic Speedometer and that it might be the sensor that is going out. I don't know where to go Chiltons book does not cover it in the book.