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#272 of 336 Ranger keeps breaking the bendix/nose cone in the starter
Jul 03, 2011 (2:52 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 336 Re: Ranger keeps breaking the bendix/nose cone in the starter [rosesarebeauty]
Jul 11, 2011 (10:49 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 336 05 Ford Ranger
Jul 23, 2011 (2:40 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 336 Starter Solinoid Bypass - 1995 Ranger
Jul 24, 2011 (6:55 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 336 Re: 94 Ranger Starting Problems [warozz]
Jul 24, 2011 (10:05 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 336 Re: 94 Ranger Starting Problems [rstagl]
Jul 25, 2011 (3:00 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 336 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [fordgirl77]
Aug 09, 2011 (12:47 pm)
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.
#279 of 336 Re: Ranger keeps breaking the bendix/nose cone in the starter [rosesarebeauty]
Sep 05, 2011 (6:52 am)
A few things came to mind when I read your complaint. When your timing belt went out did they say you did more damage? On many engines when the timing belt or chain breaks The pistons usually slam right into the valves. That's since they are out of sequence now from the broken timing belt. There are a few things they should check. 1st check the compression in all of the cylinders. While you or the mechanic are doing that. Inspect all spark plugs. With all spark plugs removed try to rotate the engine over by hand. When you do this make sure that the battery is disconnected for safety. Rotate it iver 3 to 5 times. Just to get a good feeling what when and why the engine is vibrating. I would think that either a valve got bent and or a connecting rod. Something of this nature. These are all educated thoughts that may cause this. If something is bent that could even cause the starter to fail. When it hits that part that is diffcult for the starter to rotate past this. Then the sudden starter resistance while it's rotating the engine. Might cause the teeth of the starter suddenly stop and cause some sort of damage. I hope this helps you out.
#280 of 336 Re: starter relay location [loosenut]
Sep 16, 2011 (4:48 pm)
ok what you have already replaced both the starter and solenoid there is a heavy click but it wont even try to start
#281 of 336 94 ranger 4.0 v6 wont start
Oct 19, 2011 (11:03 am)
i have a 94 ford ranger that when u turn the key to start it it clicks once but then does not even try to turn over i tried jumping the selinoid it will try to start 1/100 times but to get it running i have to coast start it and it runs fine any suggestions???