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#269 of 345 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [consolegoddess]
Jun 05, 2011 (8:01 am)
I have a 98 Mazda B4000 that just developed problems starting when the engine is warm. It starts up beautifully first thing in the morning, but once it's warmed up, I'm doomed if I turn it off. Makes it hard to get gas and groceries. It can be kick started, but not jumped. It seems that the starter relay is a little loose in the power distribution box when this has happened. The safety switch under the clutch seems to be working, or at least I can hear it operate when I push on it. I'll get some new relays, but any other suggestions welcome.
#270 of 345 Re: A real puzzler [mtnjim]
Jun 23, 2011 (11:00 pm)
unhook the battery, and hook it back up..my truck has done it a couple times just needs to be reset, im assuming i have a short somewhere which could also be your problem
#271 of 345 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [fordgirl77]
Jun 27, 2011 (3:41 pm)
on the drivers side witch is witch? on the relays?
#272 of 345 Ranger keeps breaking the bendix/nose cone in the starter
Jul 03, 2011 (1:52 pm)
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger 2.3- 4 cylinder and it keeps breaking the starter, either the bendix or nose cone of the starter. It has only started doing this after the timing belt went out. I have had the belt fixed, it is in time, new fly wheel, and multiple starters put on it. It has a real hard start. It shakes the whole engine trying to start. It keeps back like it is out of time. Any ideas? I can only keep a starter on it for a few months at a time. Runs well enough once you get it started though.
#273 of 345 Re: Ranger keeps breaking the bendix/nose cone in the starter [rosesarebeauty]
Jul 11, 2011 (9:49 pm)
Oh yes, I recall the time when I had the same problem with my 67 GMC 1/2 ton. I would inspect your flex plate, and consider changing it.
#274 of 345 05 Ford Ranger
Jul 23, 2011 (1:40 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Ranger with a 2.5L 2wd manual. It will start after sitting over night. Then I will drive for awhile thne it will act like it is not getting any fuel to it. It has over half a tank i dont know if it has a bad relay or a bad fuel pump. i dont know how to tell either way when it quit the last time i put a fuel pressure gauge on it and it read nothing. lead me to beilieve that it could be a fuel pump i was reading online and the relay crossed my mind. Someone please help me what this could be. Thank you
#275 of 345 Starter Solinoid Bypass - 1995 Ranger
Jul 24, 2011 (5:55 am)
My Ranger would not start last Sunday. No click, lights full on, battery good. Experts stated it was battery. Replaced solinoid. No ignition from ignition switch until we bridged solinoid. With screwdriver bridging solinoid, engine started, no problem.
Experts now tell me only way to work around the problem is to run a switch directly to the solinoid switch and drill hole in engine bulkhead, then bridge solinoid via switch.
Any suggestions on a real fix rather than a jury rigged fix? Experts tell me the fix would be very expensive.
#276 of 345 Re: 94 Ranger Starting Problems [warozz]
Jul 24, 2011 (9:05 am)
03 Ranger same problem. can go weeks without problems. Noticed when driven and engine hot, short turn off, will not start. tries to and very irradically and at best will sputter then stall. Wait 20-30 minutes and will start right up, runs fine.
I'm looking for suggestions as well
#277 of 345 Re: 94 Ranger Starting Problems [rstagl]
Jul 25, 2011 (2:00 pm)
i just went thru this on my 94 ford ranger, replaced the selinoid under the hood and it didnt change anything, it was the solinoid on the starter itself. there are two on a ford ranger.
#278 of 345 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [fordgirl77]
Aug 09, 2011 (11:47 am)
Hello. I have a 1994 Mazda B4000 that I have had for a year and a half. It has been giving me some problems with starting, but its on and off. Over the past week I have had it at 2 different shops. As you would imagine its started every time with both shops and the diagnostic showed no codes. No one has a clue whats going on. however, it does seem to only happen during the summer. I had to have it towed from work the other day. I did unplug and replug the fuel pump relay, but put it back in the same spot. Sounds like I've got the same symptoms you did. I might go ahead and buy new relays. But if it happens again I'll try swapping the relays. Thanks.