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#2408 of 2995 Engine cranks but doesn't fire (intermittent problem)
Dec 28, 2006 (8:43 am)
I own a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab (55K miles) with a four cylinder manual (5sp) tranny. This problem started about 2 months ago. Every 10 days to 2 weeks after the truck has sat a day or more, I'll try to start it - the engine will crank but it won't turn over. This last time I noticed that when I stopped cranking, the Check Engine light came on. The weird thing is that if I leave it alone for 1 - 3 hours, it'll start up normally & run fine again for about a week or two and then the same thing happens on a cold start. The battery is relatively new. I had the IAC valve replaced on it about a year ago but those problem symptoms were different. My mechanic couldn't replicate this problem so he was unable to diagnose it.
Any thoughts or ideas as to where the problem(s) may lie are welcome! Thanks!
#2409 of 2995 Re: Engine cranks but doesn't fire (intermittent problem) [ilsupercab]
Dec 28, 2006 (4:50 pm)
sounds like the fuel pressure is bleeding off after it sets a while, when you let it set a few days again there is a valve toward the front of the fuel rail it has a stem inside just like a stem on a wheel push it in and see if it has any pressure in the fuel system, if it doesn't then it is bleeding off pressure and has to pump fuel back up to the rail. and it will have some air in the line causing it to be harder to start. hope this helps
#2410 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [wookie1]
Dec 30, 2006 (8:49 pm)
Yes. It kicks back like ABS would only a bit weaker. And it only happens at very low speeds when my steering is cranked to the left. Feels like I have next to no braking power at the same time. Sound like the same thing still?
#2411 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [tukeanu]
Dec 30, 2006 (10:47 pm)
Whoops....I thought you were replying to the problem I posted. I'm a newbie here and am just figuring out how this site works. I'll re-post my original problem and maybe you can consider the symptoms
#2412 of 2995 Re: Brakes going mushy prior to complete stop [tukeanu]
Dec 30, 2006 (10:49 pm)
Wookie1....here it is.
#2413 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [tukeanu]
Jan 01, 2007 (6:06 am)
yep sounds just the problem i had!
#2414 of 2995 Re: Vibration Problem [mrjones944]
Jan 01, 2007 (6:10 am)
when you change them look at the zerk fittings see if they are brass, if they are change them!!! i have changed several parts and they all had brass fittings i could not get any of them to take greese
happy new year!
#2415 of 2995 Whistling / hissing noise
Jan 04, 2007 (7:28 am)
2005 Ranger, 2.3L, 5 spd auto. Here's one my dealer can't figure out. Any help would be appreciated. After vehicle is warmed up I get a whistling / hissing noise under deceleration. If I "blip" the throttle it will often go away. Seems to originate from left underside (most noticable if drivers door is opened slightly while coasting). Does not go away completely when stopped so it is not tires or wind noise. The colder the ambient temperature the worse it gets. Am thinking possibly transmission or fuel pump (gas tank is left side center of vehicle) but no other symptoms related to these items. This promlem is intermittent but getting worse. Any thoughts?
#2416 of 2995 Re: Whistling / hissing noise [sfmx19]
Jan 04, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Well, what has been called a loud 'humming' noise is sometimes made by a dirty Idle Control Valve on older trucks.
#2417 of 2995 Can't get clutch to pump up after bleeding
Jan 06, 2007 (9:01 pm)
I had to replace the clutch master cylinder and did everything i was supposed to- by the book- and it still is not engaging /disengaging. Slave cylinder and Clutch have been replaced with in the last year... I have been working at this all night and am very frustrated....Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?