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#232 of 257 Wont start but turns over!!
Sep 12, 2011 (6:55 pm)
so got a question i have a 1994 ford ranger 2wd 2.3 litre and it is turning over but not starting... Would that be eletric ignition or my coil packs?
I just replaced the timing belt, water pump, and all the top end gaskets. The timing marks are spot on so it is not my timing. It is not getting any spark... I need help cause i am stumped it seems like this thing has ghosts in it hahaha!
#233 of 257 Re: Wont start but turns over!! [ranger22dnager]
Sep 13, 2011 (5:38 pm)
check the crank sensor on crank shaft,its alot cheaper than them coil packs
#234 of 257 Ford Ranger 4x4 4 lt engine
Oct 11, 2011 (8:39 am)
My ranger won't start on occasion, narrowed battery, fuel pump and starter out, have a feeling electrical issues, had to disconnect remote start, worked good for a bit, anti theft light still flashing, LOL it allways seems to happen on weekends, would not start for 2 days, now went out and it fired right up. The engine is trying to kick in but just does not catch, really need help please!
#235 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger 4x4 4 lt engine [lona1964]
Oct 11, 2011 (11:35 am)
It might help (not to me, but for others) if you told what year and motor.
My wild guess - fuel pump relay and/or corrision where relay plugs in.
Next WAG, weak fuel pump. Can you hear pump running? Running pump mean relay is ok.
Maybe a plugged up fuel filter.
Reread your note. I think remote starts and add-on security systems are just a problem waiting to happen. Think about it, this is cut into factory wiring. If the added wiring fails, or the little black box associated with this ad-on fail, it's going to cause grief.
#236 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger 4x4 4 lt engine [bolivar]
Oct 11, 2011 (12:09 pm)
1999 Ford ranger 4x4, four lt engine.
pump running,checked relay,recent tune up.
remote start disconnected, but theft light still flashes and think it is factory.
#237 of 257 How disable seat belt alarm on '05 Ranger?
Oct 11, 2011 (12:12 pm)
I'd also like to disable the ignition key alarm, or maybe disable entire alarm. (That I want to eliminate the alarm does not mean that I don't use the seat belts!)
#238 of 257 Re: Ford Ranger 4x4 4 lt engine [lona1964]
Oct 11, 2011 (3:26 pm)
From the conditions you are describing, I would be very suspicious about the transponder in your key or the device in the ignitiion switch that reads the code in the transponder key. I don't really know how the anti theft system works, however, I suspect the circuit disables the ignition coils but allows the starter to turn over. I believe this because the starter is a high current device and it is easier to disable the coils.
I would start diagnoising this problem by talking to the service department at the local ford dealer to see if a failed transponder key will allow the engine to turn over and not start. I might also ask if they have ever heard of an intermitant anti theft (transponder) circuit.
There are ways to bypass the transponder anti-theft circuit in the ranger. You can buy kits if you are electrically inclined. An alternative would be to have a lock smith install a bypass key. My ranger is getting old. If I start to have trouble with the transponder key, I will bypass. Who would want to steal an old truck anyway! Good luck.
#239 of 257 2003 Ranger 2.3L auto total electrical power failure
Oct 14, 2011 (4:09 am)
I started having a problem where i would insert the key and hear spme subtle shocking sounds, while all the lights on the dash flicker intermittently. you attempt to turn the key and absolutely nothing happens. Not so much as an attempt to start.
I have a brand new battery. I disconnected the power to the battery and put it back after a few seconds, and it worked fine. Then a few weeks later the same thing happened. Disconnecting the battery fixed the problem again.
Last night, while driving all electronics in the car flickered twice, (headlights, dash lights, radio, everything.)
Then all of a sudden the truck just dies. All power went out and the engine quit. It was like a complete blackout. The emergency flashers would not come on, head and tail lights were out. It was completely dead. Luckily i coasted to a stop sign, jumped out pulled off the power cable at the battery, put it back and then got in the truck, and it started right up.
When it came on i noticed the temperature gage showed the truck overheating. I was able to make it another block to my house, where i noticed the water reservoir was empty.
I do not know if these problems are related, as i had the radatior replaced a recently, after a rock took out my old one. So that could just be an issue related to the replacement.
The electrical problems scare me. Anyone know where to start to diagnose the issue?
#240 of 257 Re: 1999 Ford Ranger Dome light, Windows, Wipers and 4X4 Switch [chanko]
Nov 12, 2011 (6:58 pm)
im having the same issue but my dome light wont come on, and my 4x4 doesnt engage, i was told it was fuses, or the relay, but not to sure
#241 of 257 Brake lights not working
Nov 26, 2011 (7:49 am)
I have a 1998 ranger and the brake lights dont work. I have tail lights, reverse light and turn signals but no brake lights. Also the light on the cab doesnt work either. I have tried replacing the fuses that could be the problem. That solves the problem for about a day and then the brake lights dont work anymore. The other day i replaced the brake light switch and that worked for a few days but then the brake lights stopped working. Bulbs are ok and all fuses are good. Only problem with the fuses is that they spark a little when plugged in, normal or not? Would it be a bad ground or maybe a split in the harness that leads to the stop switch? I really need help! Its for a girl in college and she drives about 100 miles each way each weekend! Just want her safe!