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#317 of 337 Re: 1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl 3.0 won't start when warm [consolegoddess]
Aug 12, 2012 (7:50 am)
I found a possible solution to our problem. Haven't tried it yet. Someone in another forum said that the TFI module on the back of the distributor needs to be taken off and regreased with dielectric grease and put back on.
#318 of 337 Re: Ranger won't start first time of the day [emtinoklahoma]
Aug 12, 2012 (8:40 am)
Sounds like the fuel system is struggling to build up pressure which might indicate a bad fuel pump. If the problem was a restriction in the fuel line the engine would not smooth out after warm up.
Question: after warm up when it's running good if you accelerate hard does the engine accelerate normally or does it cough or stutter?
#319 of 337 Re: Ranger won't start first time of the day [emtinoklahoma]
Aug 20, 2012 (1:41 am)
A possible problem - the thermostat housing has 2 senors screwed into it. One has a black wire, this is the temp sensor for the gauge.
The other has a double set of wires, usually twisted together, black and yellow. This sensor tell the 'computer' if it is a cold or hot start. If it's a cold start, the amount of gas is increased during starting. If this sensor has failed, it thinks its a hot start and does not give the increased amount of gas for starting, and you get hard starts. When warmed up, the motor does not need the additional gas and starts just fine.
Replace this sensor.
#320 of 337 Re: ford ranger won't start sometimes??? [joray]
Sep 09, 2012 (8:31 am)
Try this. I was having the exact same problem and wound up buying the TPS, IAC, and fuel pump plus relays. One day it did not start at all, not even crank. Found a weak connecting negative battery cable. Replaced it and so far it has been working fine. Try it , it won't cost much.
#321 of 337 1994 Ford Ranger
Sep 13, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Seems like this is a common problem without a common answer...... Truck starts right up in morning, drive to work (about 25 minutes), turn truck off and it won't start again, (has power just won't turn over). Wait a few hours and it starts. Tried replacing some fuses and it "appeared" to work, but now it is doing it again. Anyone having the same issue please help,
#322 of 337 Check the inertial switch.
Oct 03, 2012 (2:39 pm)
I found (after removing the bed, spending $230 on a flex fuel pump, and oh! Breaking the clips on the fuel lines) that the inertial switch in the cab had gotten loose. Check where the passenger's feet would go and make sure that switch is plugged in firmly. THEN check everything else.
But seriously if you don't have a lift and you need to change the fuel pump, just take the bed off. SOOO much easier. Six #55 torx bolts and remove the tail light wiring (be sure to get all the wiring detached!) and you and a friend can lift the bed off.
#323 of 337 Re: 91 ford ranger sputtering and stalling [sammie71121]
Nov 04, 2012 (9:43 am)
i had a problem similar to this in my 94 ranger 3.0. We replaced the fuel pump and strainer, everything was fine then one day it started idle low and die sometimes not starting until i relived pressure off the tank from turning gas cap. anyway one day it dawned on me to clean the tank and i haven't had an issue since, just be careful cause normal jacks arn't tall enough to lift the backend enough to get the tank out, other thing could also be iac on top throttle body, mainly be cause overtime it gets gunked up and the bypass inside stops working right.
#324 of 337 Re: 1994 Ford Ranger [indeskii]
Nov 04, 2012 (9:49 am)
had same issue, whenyou try to start it after warm up does it sound normal but like its not getting fuel, if this is the case replace fuel pump and strainer and clean out tank for good measure, most people dont realize if you got tarnish in your gas tank only a matter of time before it gettings in fuel line and works its way to engine and injectors this cause worst problom gumming up injectors and pushing contaminents in to the engine.
#325 of 337 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [98rangrsprt]
Dec 05, 2012 (9:02 am)
I have a 95 Ranger and the problem may be the same as yours and like many in here also. Before trying expensive answers try this one. There's a wire that comes off of the battery, grounding it to the frame. The negative battery cable is 4 gauge and the little wire is maybe 8 to 10 gauge. Sometimes that wire gets corroded. Try unscrewing it from the frame and scuff it on both the washer and frame where they meet with a wire brush, before reconnecting it. If that doesn't work, replace it completely. You can do that at just about any NAPA store. I work for one, and we do all kinds of custom wiring stuff for people. The parts shouldn't cost more than 10 bucks. That seemed to cure my ill for awhile anyway. (knock on wood)
#326 of 337 Re: ranger won't start [matchbook]
Jan 11, 2013 (10:04 pm)
Solenoid on the driver side fender under hood take a screw driver bypass it