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#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???
#282 of 336 Re: 94 ranger 4.0 v6 wont start [kewlkarrs06]
Oct 19, 2011 (11:43 am)
Sounds like the selinoid on the starter itself. Replace your starter and you should be good to go.
#283 of 336 Re: Starter Solinoid Bypass - 1995 Ranger [texas_ranger]
Nov 18, 2011 (10:10 pm)
The problem is your neutral safety start switch. There is a wire loom behind the motor going down to the transmission Check to make sure that it is plugged in and the connection is not dirty Of that does not fix it then check the sensor on the clutch pedal
#284 of 336 Won't Start: Strange Symptoms
Nov 23, 2011 (11:13 pm)
Vehicle: 1995 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 3.0L Automatic Transmission
I put the key in the Ignition and turn it all the way to the on position without trying to start it, my dash lights are good and bright. The second I try to start it I get a click and a sound like the starter motor is trying to turn but then the dash lights go really dim and flicker slightly, not all the way off but dimmer and slightly less dim. There is no further response from the starter, however my fuel pump relay chatters under the hood when the key is in the on position. Cycling the key does not produce any other results and the lights stay dim until I disconnect the battery for a few hours and reconnect it. Then it usually starts up normally again, however today it still had the same symptoms after 7 hours, except that the lights were bright before trying to start it again. I also thought I may have heard an arcing sound coming from down further into the engine compartment while the key was on. Resistance measured from negative terminal on the battery to the body of the truck and the engine block both were only in the range of a few ohms. The battery read a solid 12.4v before and after the failure to start, even while the lights are dim. I don't have a way to safely get an amperage reading.
I haven't been able to find anyone who has experienced this combination of symptoms. I know the battery is good because normally it starts right up with no hesitation and Autozone tested it and they said it is OK too. The alternator is only 2 years old and produces proper voltage when the engine is running.
I am going to try to trace the starter power wire from the solenoid to the motor tomorrow and see if the insulation is rubbed off or something. Other than that I'm stuck.
#285 of 336 2000 ranger starting issue
Nov 25, 2011 (10:01 am)
We have a ranger that has recently been giving us issues starting. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for the trouble, we have had teh starter and battery checked, even too it to a mechanice who couldn't find any problems. basically, every once in a while, the truck just won't start. Acts like a dead battery, you can try several times, never any set number, and it will usually finally start. We were told to try movingit out of gear to make sure it is in park, that doesn't seemt o help at all. Any ideas? Could a bad solenoid on the starter be this sporadic? truck will start fine, every tiem for weeks or months, then just stop...
Not a mechanic, but want to have an idea of what it might be so we can get it repaired!
#286 of 336 Re: Won't Start: Strange Symptoms [ryan_c]
Nov 27, 2011 (2:16 am)
There may be a starter solnoid on the fender that is bad. Run the positive wire from the battery to a black box - that's it.
#287 of 336 Re: 2000 ranger starting issue [ssbs2]
Nov 27, 2011 (2:18 am)
Might be the fuel pump relay in the under hood fuse box. Or corrosion where the relay is plugged in.