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#210 of 337 Re: i cant start my truck help [smiddee10]
Apr 09, 2010 (6:11 am)
I have a 1994 Ford Ranger & have the same problem. It may be the fuel pump relay. Sometimes mine won't start especially after i have driven it a while. My ac don't work so I changed the fuel pump relay with the ac relay & it started right up. The fuel pump relay is good & i think it just gets hot & quits. But I switched the ac relay & fuel pump relay out every time it does it. And there is nothing wrong with either of them. Just a Ford malfunction. In my opinion they should have had a recall on this problem. I figured it out on my own the first time it did it. The previous owner replaced the coil packs & it didn't fix it. So every time mine does this I just switch the relays around, & it works fine. A mechanic just wants money so I work on my own truck. Let me know if this helps.
#211 of 337 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm
May 09, 2010 (9:39 am)
My 1991 Ford Ranger 6.0, 3.0, won't start when warm. I replaced the coils and the device that sends spark, but it still wont start when warm. I am getting spark. I also replaced the starter and the starter cellunoid, and the thermostat, any ideas???
#212 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [spn81]
May 09, 2010 (12:58 pm)
Did you read the message just before yours?
Check the relay/s.
#213 of 337 94 starting problems
May 11, 2010 (2:25 pm)
i have a 1994 ranger 3.0 standard cab, automatic tranny..... i have changed the starter, solenoid, the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, plugs, plug wires, the battery, and it still has intermittinent starting problems. like today it just started right up and i moved the truck forward to hook up the flatbed and when i went to restart the truck... nothing. any advice would be helpful, im stumped on what else there is to possibly replace
#214 of 337 Re: 94 starting problems [94problems]
May 11, 2010 (9:32 pm)
Check both battery cables. Corrosion inside the insulation.
#215 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [spn81]
May 14, 2010 (6:12 pm)
Have you tried the switching the relays around? It is in the fuse box under the hood on the driver side. Try that then let me know.
#216 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [fordgirl77]
May 16, 2010 (12:13 am)
your on the right track,I've seen this problem at so many sites, i know the temporary fix, took me for ever to search the web and finally found the real fix, it made sense knowing the temp fix, if you open the hood and pound on the relay box your truck will start, sometimes it will shake lose with just shutting the hood hard, but about the time you rely on that you get in your truck and it wont start so i just hit it hard on top on the black box behind the battery, starts every time, i found a post that said it was the voltage relay which makes sense since there is a moving part in a relay i believe, i am going to get one tomorrow, i have a feeling it will fix the problem. i have been dealing with this for five years now, i have very little faith in any fix, seeing as sometimes it goes 6 months without happening, then do it every other day.
#217 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [innerbeyond]
May 16, 2010 (12:43 am)
the sixth month period that it started every time was after i replaced the fuel relay, there are three relays in that box i am going to replace the other 2 tomorrow since i know pounding on the box or even rarely having to pull on the wires underneath the relay box works, i have never been stranded in five years of dealing with this, if the replacing of the three relays does'nt work (which is a cheap fix) i guess it's just a faulty relay box. I have notice if it doesnt start on the first turn over not to try at all, it is so reliable every other time it starts so easily i love my truck, but when it wont start i open the hood pound that box hard and it starts up ever time.
#218 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [innerbeyond]
May 22, 2010 (9:29 am)
I would say that probably is true about the faulty relay box. But mine usually only does it when it's hot outside or I have been driving awhile. Then I switch the fuel pump relay with the ac relay then it starts right up. Sometimes mine can just sit in the heat & not be started all day & won't start. If it doesn't start the first time I just switch the relays around & then it starts up but idles weird, then after about 15 min it clears up. In my opinion they should have had a recall. I love my truck even though I bought it 3 months ago, but I had a 95 & hated to give it up. This problem is the only reson the seller got rid of it. He put brand new coil packs, starter, all plugs & wires & he didn't know what it was. But he said after it cooled down it would start just fine. After I got it & it did it the first time on me, my mechanical instinct kicked in & that's exactly what I did was change the relays around & it started right up.
#219 of 337 Go to this website & check it out. It has alot of info
May 22, 2010 (9:43 am)