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#1 of 339 ford ranger won't start sometimes???
Jun 06, 2006 (5:10 pm)
i have a 94 ford ranger. my problem is sometimes when i have drive somewhere and turned veh off i go to start it again and it won't start. lots of juice but it won't start. it sometimes will be an hour before i can get it going again.most times soon as i call a tow it will turn over. i've had mechanics check it out and of course doesn't do it for them. any suggestions on what it might be???
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Jun 06, 2006 (9:35 pm)
Why did you start a new topic?
First thing I would check/change would be the fuel pump relay.
#3 of 339 Re: Why [bolivar]
Jun 07, 2006 (6:11 pm)
sorry new to this just thought i could get some suggestions. they said the fuel pump was fine so the relay is different??
#4 of 339 sorry
Jun 07, 2006 (6:11 pm)
#5 of 339 Re: Why [joray]
Jun 08, 2006 (1:15 am)
Can you hear the fuel pump run when you first turn the key to ON. Without turning to START? When it is failing to start.
#6 of 339 Re: Why [bolivar]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:30 am)
one mechanic showed me an area on the fuel pump to press and see if fuel would come out when this happened and it does. so its not the actual fuel pump.
doesn't happen all the time, lately more so. but if you drive some where,turn it off then go to start it. it won't start so i sit and wait keep trying and eventually it will start. i have had two different mechanics look at it and of course it won't do it when they have the veh so they don't know what it is. i've had the truck since it was new in 1994 and never had a problem with it til now
#7 of 339 Re: Why [joray]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:38 pm)
As I said previously, check the fuel pump relay.
The relays are in the underhood power distribution box - a box with fuses, curcruit breakers, and relays.
A relay is just a small cube that plugs into the box. There may be more than one. I don't know if they are marked as to what they control or not. I think a Ranger, if it has more than one, they are all the same. If there is more than one, change them around, wiggle them, press them in securely.
If you change out the fuel pump one, and it has been failing, it might cure the problem. Of course, you have now put the misbehaving one on some other circuit...
They don't cost too much. If you can ID the one for the fuel pump, I would just replace it and hope this fixes it.
#8 of 339 Re: Why [bolivar]
Jun 08, 2006 (9:46 pm)
thanks alot i'll give that a try and let you know.
#9 of 339 1989 Ranger hard start problem
Jun 09, 2006 (7:18 am)
#10 of 339 1989 Ranger hard start problem
Jun 09, 2006 (7:26 am)
Truck has 2.9 Liter v6, fuel injected. Turns over freely. Eventually starts after maybe 60 seconds, some jockeying the acelerator. Replaced fuel filter. 92 K miles on vehicle. Runs ok once started. Suspicious of fuel regulator. Suggestions anyone?