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#2457 of 2986 Re: 95 Ford Ranger Starting Woes [rangerrookie]
Feb 08, 2007 (8:59 am)
The exact same thing was happening with my 2000 Ranger XLT. I experienced the crank but no fire situation intermittently for about 3 months until the engine would no longer fire even when I left it alone for a few minutes or hours like it had before. It turned out that my fuel pump went out (expensive to repair). I bought my truck used with 34K on it (it was a fleet vehicle) so I suspect that whoever used it before me would let the gas tank run below a quarter tank regularly thus burning out the pump more quickly than I would anticipate (I'm at 55K miles now). I hope your problem is with the relays but be prepared to replace your fuel pump...
#2458 of 2986 Re: 95 Ford Ranger Starting Woes [ilsupercab]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:37 am)
Sounds like my 1995 Ranger. Turn the key to on you should here the fuel pump run a few seconds. When my ranger wouldn't start & I couldn't here the pump, I dropped the tank replaced the fuel pump ($120.00) and problem solved. I was also told that running your tank a 1/4 or less is hard on your pump?? I don't know if I want to believe that or not??
Yes check your relays first before the last resort of replacing the pump!
#2459 of 2986 Re: 95 Ford Ranger Starting Woes [bolivar]
Feb 08, 2007 (11:19 am)
Thanks for all the advice. Conundrum: fortunately or unfortunately I do hear the fuel pump run every time I turn the key to on. I maybe wrong about when the start up problem occurs. It mostly has this trouble starting after the engine has been warmed up. Just started it up cold this morning (outside temp 68 degrees) and it fired up each time (8 successive time). Yesterday, after driving around town, it sat for 2 hours and then decided to be temperamental. Any ideas?
#2460 of 2986 Re: 95 Ford Ranger Starting Woes [frohrs]
Feb 08, 2007 (12:38 pm)
Re: running on 1/4 tank or less leads to early fuel pump failure - everything I've read/heard suggests this is true. An electric fuel pump sits in the gas tank & must be fully immersed in the fuel to work efficiently. If your gas tank is less than 1/4 full on a regular basis, the pump may not be fully immersed, particularly on turns, inclines, etc. thus making the pump work harder & possibly burning out earlier than normal. Some suggest no less than 1/2 tank but I feel that is a little excessive. Regular fuel filter changes are crucial too (every 2 yrs./24K miles).
#2461 of 2986 Re: Ranger oil pressure sensor [nebula30]
Feb 11, 2007 (11:05 am)
I also experienced the no oil pressure guage problem on my '99 Mazda B3000 (5-speed) when the engine is very cold. In northern VA, winter didn't arrive until late January just when my problem started. I found that the guage would show normal pressure after the third start cycle (on-off, on-off, on). I changed the oil yesterday to 5W-20 but that didn't help. I am thinking the next step is an oil pressure test. Any other thoughts? Thanks, djclark7321cox.net
#2462 of 2986 Re: 95 Ford Ranger Starting Woes [bolivar]
Feb 13, 2007 (5:36 pm)
My 94 would get near, but not to empty, empty on the gauge and die wherever and whenever.
Took it to the dealer and it was the $10.00 relays in the engine compartment. i believe in the same "block" as teh fusible links. Hope I helped.
#2463 of 2986 Re: Tranny problems [laredoivan]
Feb 17, 2007 (12:24 am)
I also have a 99 ranger xlt 2wd and the same thing is happening! I barely made it home and it shifted really hard. could this be the same thing?
#2464 of 2986 Re: poor power on 2000 4.0L V6 [brently1]
Feb 23, 2007 (7:29 pm)
Of course the 4.0 is "poor on power". It only specs out at 160 horsepower, under the best of conditions. You are expecting WAY too much of this bargain basement ancient German made V-6. IF you want power, buy a Toyota or Nissan.
#2465 of 2986 Lousy fuel mileage Ford 4.0 4x4 ext cab
Feb 25, 2007 (10:32 am)
#2466 of 2986 2005 Ranger lousy fuel mileage
Feb 25, 2007 (10:51 am)
I just purchased two weeks ago and it only has 27K. It has 19.5 gal tank which indicated full when I left the lot. I have put219 miles on it, and I'm on my third tank of fuel. I checked mileage with this tank full. it took 16 gals of fuel and I traveled only 124 miles. That's just local driving,very few OTR miles. The truck runs and drives like a dream and no vibs in 4 wheel or normal drive, but less than 8 miles to the gallon there has to be a problem. Any help would be appreciated.