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#167 of 336 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [wrangergirl]
Jul 07, 2009 (4:58 pm)
To All Ford Rangers that won't start when HOT !!
My Dad has a 1994 with a 95-3 liter V-6, with coil type distributer.
We had the same problem starts when cold, drive around for 30 mins, turn engine off, go to restart and usually won't ignite at all, until a couple hours later after its cooled off. Took to Ford dealer, crooks wanted to replace all sensors, analysis said it was DPFE sensor, replaced it but nothing changed. Replace the plug wires, and just maybe that worked because now the engine problem light on the dash has turned off -- waiting to see, our fingers crossed that this solved the starting problem, but I doubt it.
Spoke to really good mechanic/friend who has own Rangers, he immediately said it is the square distributor cap (see website above); the problem is the stator/coil inside becomes faulty due to the heat, it is what divides the spark to the plug through a magnetic field. Probably needs to be replaced. The way to check it, is next time your engine does not start, lift one of the wires off of the distributor cap about 1/8 inch or less away from metal in open and see if a spark jumps when someone else turns the engine over. If not, that should be your problem. RockAuto.com is lowest price in nation, $85.
#168 of 336 91 ranger 4.0L not starting
Jul 08, 2009 (4:00 pm)
First of all, i would like to apologize if this has been covered. I used the search but never really found my exact problem.I have a 91 Ford Ranger 4.0L 4x4. Yesterday, i went to work everything was fine. went to lunch, fine as well. After work, i went to start it and nothing. I get power when i turn the key and can compression start it. Also was able to jump the soleniod on the fender. So i replaced the soleniod and still nothing when i turn the key. I also bought a new starter and still nothing. I checked my fuses and ran my wires, everything appears to be fine. Any suggestions? Also, this may be foolish thinking, but oh well. I know my clutch is needing to be replaced. I have to push the pedal all the way to the floor and it starts to engage when only moved about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch could that have anything to do with it not starting? Because its not reaching its safety point? It still jumps from the soleniod with out any problems, so probably not. Just curious.
#169 of 336 Re: 91 ranger 4.0L not starting [adobesh]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:26 pm)
Nevermind guys, I searched alittle more and an going to try to replace my ignition switch and/or my safety lockout. Still curious if a going bad clutch would cause the same prob tho.
#170 of 336 Re: Replaced the starter in my 91 supercab and it keeps spinning!!!! [bolivar]
Jul 12, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 93 ranger, did you every find out what was making the starter keep spinning...
#171 of 336 Re: Replaced the starter in my 91 supercab and it keeps spinning!!!! [ranger91]
Jul 12, 2009 (2:08 pm)
I am having the promblem with my 93 Ranger 4.0 I have replace just about everything and my starter is still spinning when its running.... is there anything you can help me out with...
Jul 12, 2009 (4:11 pm)
I have a 94 ford ranger with a 2.3L. Its a manual and it will turn over without issue but wont fire up. I changed the fuel filter and plugs but the same thing happens. I need suggestions please.
#173 of 336 Re: 98 ranger starting issues [freezejc73]
Jul 16, 2009 (9:24 am)
Hi, I am experiencing the exact same problem with my '91 Ranger. I replaced the starter with a brand new one and it still wouldn't turn over. Just a loud click every time I turned the ignition key. I'm about to replace the starter relay because I'm guessing that's the problem, but I wanted to check and see how you resolved your starting issue - if at all. Thanks.
#174 of 336 ranger wont start
Jul 16, 2009 (9:28 am)
My 95 ranger 2wd extra cab w/ manual 4 cylinder wont start. first I thought I might have turned the key to far to acc. and left the ignition on over night & drained the battery. But that wasn't it. it bump starts fine and re-started for awhile then stopped altogehter. Tested battery "Good", Alternator "Good", Replaced 9 yr old starter.( for piece of mind), and fender wall mounted seleniod. Now instead of a weak clicking sound theres a strong knocking sound from my starter, But still no start... I also checked all my fuses.... I need help
#175 of 336 Re: 98 ranger starting issues [fosselfuel]
Jul 16, 2009 (10:01 am)
After sinking alot of money into parts thinking it was those, we realized the timing was off. Now it runs great. All i can say is the only money that was worth it was the $30.00 on a book on Rangers from the auto parts store.
#176 of 336 Re: 94 Ranger Starting Problems [warozz]
Jul 17, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I have a '93 3.0 liter with similar trouble.
I beleive the problem may lie in the power distribution box.possibly in the contacts for the relay or grounding. i'm going to try cleaning the contacts with contact cleaner and oxy-acetylene torch tip cleaners.i will let you know if this helps.
My truck is having intermittent fuel pump failure.I have swapped relays,changed fuel filter & fuel pump.Still having the same problem.If the problem is in the fuel pump relay contacts in the power distribution box then changing/swapping relays won't fix the trouble. The contacts may be dirty/corroded or become a loose fit.
I hope this works, it seems there are a lot of rangers with similar problems.
If any one knows or has any other ideas please reply. thanks