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#295 of 337 91 Ranger won't start Changed fuel pump relay
Dec 27, 2011 (11:49 am)
My wonderful 91 Ranger is not starting.
Have good elec. Battery is new. Replaced the fuel pump relay.
Still nothing. Can hear the sound of fluid(fuel?) when I try to start it.
Either a spark problem or a fuel problem.
#296 of 337 Re: 91 Ranger won't start Changed fuel pump relay [jackranger]
Dec 27, 2011 (3:35 pm)
My 1991 ford ranger won't start tell me what to do?
#297 of 337 Re: 99 Ranger anti-theft problem [jake3310]
Dec 29, 2011 (11:44 pm)
I have the same problem with my taurus. In researching the issue, not finding any solutions, I've submitted a complaint on the nhtsa.
#298 of 337 Starting Problems
Dec 31, 2011 (7:08 am)
For the two people with starting problems...
Would be nice is you said what engines you have....
On my 94 4Liter, a known problem (I never had it.) was sensor on the thermostat housing, or that general area.
One sensor is the temp gauge sensor, a single wire - doesn't have anything to do with starting.
Second sensor usually will have a two wire connection which will be a black and a yellow twisted together. This sensor tells the 'computer' if it's a cold or a hot start. And manages the fuel volume thru the injector accordingly. If this fails, it is difficult to start cold. But will start fine if the motor is still warm from previously running.
If you have a symptom like this, find and replace this sensor.
#299 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [blue95]
Jan 04, 2012 (6:46 pm)
I have a similar issue starting my 98 Ranger and I thought I would try to replace the three relays you mentioned. The part number mentioned in the 252 post is no longer available/listed at the site and I wondered if you could clarify which 3 relays you were replacing of the 10 or so in the power distribution box - I thought it might be the PCM, Starter and Fuel pump, but the Fuel Pump is a different size.
#300 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [98rangrsprt]
Jan 05, 2012 (12:30 pm)
98rangrsprt...the part number off the original Ford relay is FOAB 14B192-AA. They look like a black cube about 1"x1"x1". A google search should provide a source. I beleave these are also sold on Ebay.
Your '98 must be different from my '94. I have only three relays in my power distribution box...along with several fuses. This is the box located under the hood over the drivers side fender well.
I have not had any starting problems since I replaced these many months ago.
#301 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [blue95]
Jan 05, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Thanks for the response and the good news - I have high hopes this is the solution to my issue. My '98 has slots for 14, but only 10 are populated with a mix of 1x1x1 relays and 1x2x1 relays. Most seem irrelevant to this type of issue so I am going to focus on the PCM, starter and Fuel Pump (which is one of the larger 1x2x1) relays.
#302 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [98rangrsprt]
Jan 06, 2012 (3:33 am)
Irrelevant? If the fuel pump relay is bad, your truck will not start.
#303 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start
Jan 09, 2012 (5:45 am)
Ok let's try this
1998 Ford Ranger 4 cyl. (8 spark plugs)
2.4l manual transmission 4-wheel-drive
to start going up hill i could never gain speed, infact i would loose some. Then going uphill to park lost all power and stalled. (rolled back into a parking spot)
Wouldn't turn over so we replaced the battery. it will now turn over fine, just won't start.
Checked the fuel presure at the injector manifold and had almost zero. Replaced the Fuel pump. now it's at 62 PSI..
It STILL will not start, we tried some starting fluid into the air cleaner and still will not ever try to start.
We checked spark on the 4 passanger side plugs all good. Took 1 of the coils (it has 2) and replaced it any combo still will not start.
#304 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [hpyjack]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:18 am)
The basic requirements for any engine to fire are fuel fed to the cylinders, an ignition spark and compression. It seems you've eleminated fuel and spark as the problem. I would take a compression check of the four cyclinders. If the test results are bad your timing belt may have slipped or broken.
I was driving home one night and all of sudden the engine just went dead. When I tried to restart it it would turn over fine but it would not fire at all. Turned out the timing belt had broken. This was at 150K miles on my '94 2.3L engine.