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#137 of 345 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [joray]
Mar 29, 2009 (11:03 am)
I have a similar problem after driving my 1992 3.0 v6 ranger for more than 30 minutes and then It won't start up again (due to fuel pump not priming once key is turned). Sometimes the truck cuts off as I am driving (very scary). I finally ended up replacing the fuel pump relay fuse (a green relay box (one of 3) under the plain view hood fuse box on the passenger side). I bought 2 extra fuel relays and just switch them out whenever my car doesn't start, like today. I'm thinking this is due to a short in the electrical system/wiring which causes the fuel relay to overheat and cut off. I have ruled out the fuel pump itself as the issue since it worked by itself once I put separate 12v power to the pump wires and it primed/made noise on its own. I also replaced the fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, ignition control chip, and oxygen sensor, but to no avail. The battery, alternator, and inertia switch (at feet of passenger side) also checked out ok. I feel sorry for anyone who has this problem and hope this helps people not spend needless money replacing unnecessary components. I still haven't gotten to the bottom of this issue. Any suggestions would help, as I have sunk $400+ to remedy this and I'm about ready to roll my car down a cliff as a public service to my community.
#138 of 345 Ford Ranger 1993 Starter Problem
Apr 19, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I have a 1993 ford ranger 4.0 4x4 my problem is that the starter is staying engaged. When all of this first started is when I replaced my alternator and battery, then my charging light stayed on so then I replaced the alt fuse under the hood. The truck started up but then after a few starts the starter is staying engaged. I have replaced the starter the starter relay and ignition switch on the steering wheel I checked all the wires and they all look good and am still having the same problem. Does any one have any tips on what I need to do to get it working.
#139 of 345 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [joray]
Apr 29, 2009 (8:44 am)
i have the same problem,did you solve it by changing the fuel relay under the hood???????????????
#140 of 345 Re: engine won't idle [smokee1]
May 02, 2009 (8:16 pm)
sounds like plugged exhaust-the "banna in the tailpipe" thing ..but,unlike the movies,the way exaust systems get plugged in the real world is cheap gas,and people NEVER flooring the car,and clearing out the exhaust!!..floor it -till it shifts--it knows when to shift!..if it's plugged already,you may have to replace the catylitic converter..(if you do take off the old one-it's worth $100 bucks at the junk yard-for a big one,but don't just throw them away,or let the mecanic guy "keep it" for free!?!!..make him take SOMETHING off the bill!,or,take it with you-they are your parts-not his!)..
--try beating the hell out of the converter..i knocked the clog loose on a minivan--big cloud of black dust came out of the tailpipe,and then it ran SWEET!!
--if that gets it going,change the o2 sensor,put good-premium gas in it,then take it for a L O N G cruise kicking it down every now and again-once it's hot(operating temp),then,quit "babying" it..thicker oil,and most any car will last longer !!
#141 of 345 92 ford ranger problems
May 12, 2009 (12:25 pm)
92 ford ranger won't start. last time it ran the starter stayed engaged and then it died and i jump started it and then it ran when i turned it off it died and wouldn't start back up. We changed the starter, sillinoid, ignition starter switch, key ignition switch and it still won't start. It isn't even turning over. I don't know what else to try. Please hep
#142 of 345 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [joray]
May 12, 2009 (3:27 pm)
I have a 94 Ford Ranger that does the exact same thing. That is why I'm searching these message boards. Did you get it fixed? Did changing the fuel pump relay work? I thought it was just vapor locked because after 15 minutes it just starts right up like nothing every happened and it will be 2 months before it does it again.
#143 of 345 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [joray]
May 12, 2009 (3:46 pm)
my 94 ranger does the same thing. There is a recall on some fuel lines (they tend to crack). Could it be drawing air instead of fuel and causing it not to start intermittently?
#144 of 345 Replaced the starter in my 91 supercab and it keeps spinning!!!!
May 28, 2009 (2:37 pm)
I replaced the starter in my 1991 Ford Ranger Super custom cab XLT, started it twice with no problems then started it again and with the engine running the starter just kept on spinning so i thought it was the wiring fixed that and then i went to reconnect the battery and it just started spinning on it's own. i checked if the keys were in the ignition and they weren't. Can anyone offer suggestions or advice?
#145 of 345 Re: Replaced the starter in my 91 supercab and it keeps spinning!!!! [ranger91]
May 28, 2009 (3:09 pm)
The new starter may not be matching up correctly with the flywheel. It may need to be 'shimmed', which means shims need to be placed under the mounts. This will align the engagement.
I replaced a starter, and the alignment was not so bad that it continued to run, but it 'whined' loudly when engaged. The auto supply house (OReileys) gave me a set of shims and instructions when I went back there.
Getting the shims in and the bolts thru the holes and shim may be troublesome.
#146 of 345 Ford Ranger still wont start!!!
May 28, 2009 (5:45 pm)
okay so i shimmed the starter on my 1991 Ford ranger Supercab, and now not only will it not start it wont even let me try to start it. I tried reconnecting the battery cables and it started arching and before that the starter had started spinning of it's own free will. What i think it may be is either the relay or the solonoid. Do 91's even have a solonoid and if they do where would it be at in the engine compartment. any ideas or suggestions please let me know. My ranger is my daily driver so i really need it running