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#65 of 345 2001 Ford Ranger trouble starting
Jan 23, 2008 (6:19 pm)
It is getting worst as it is getting colder out... Would just not start but crank.... Almost doesn't seem like its getting fuel or something... It would take me about 15 mins to 20 mins at times to get it started.... Attempting to crank and waiting... At first ... I'd smell alot of gas when I'd get it started ... but not so much anymore... Sometimes pressing down the accelerator helps.... Sounds like its beginning to struggle every time now starting up and the idle seems a bit low.... Any suggestions on getting this fix?? What should I try first?
#66 of 345 1995 ford ranger
Jan 26, 2008 (1:57 pm)
my 95 ranger 4 cyl starts then dies and will not start after that it did this last sunday on thur i put it on a trailer took it to shop they pushed it in shop next day and it started right up its been doing this for a time and i let it sit for 15-30 min and it would start it will not start today have any ideas
#67 of 345 Re: 1995 ford ranger [bk12345]
Jan 29, 2008 (6:06 pm)
check and or replace EEC relay sould solve problem.
#68 of 345 Re: 2008 Ford Ranger won't start [donnap1]
Jan 29, 2008 (6:14 pm)
check your grade of oil make sure you are using 5w20 or 0w20 sounds like the oil is moving slow.good luck .
#69 of 345 ignition
Feb 09, 2008 (7:47 am)
we have a 91 ranger and the key won't turn any ideas
#70 of 345 Re: ignition [barti]
Feb 09, 2008 (8:01 am)
I had an 89 Ranger, and the "key buzzer" (that annoying sound that supposedly keeps you from forgetting your keys in the ignition) broke and jammed the ignition in place. You could check for that.
#71 of 345 Re: ignition [amazonafaun]
Feb 09, 2008 (2:51 pm)
The key buzzer is problem in many rangers including the 2000, the catch is you can't check it till you get the lock cylinder out which you can't do without turning the key. Take a normal metal key (not one of the plastic PATS keys) but one that is 100% metal and put it in the ignition. Then take a hammer or wrench and tap the key (not too hard) from lots of different angles, and try turning it occasionally, once it turns either start the truck or switch to your PATS key that you need to start it. You can then follow the rest of the procedure in the service manual for removing the lock core/buzzer switches.
#72 of 345 Re: ignition [barti]
Feb 09, 2008 (4:03 pm)
Fords are notorious for jamming the ignition so the key will not turn. Assuming this is an automatic transmission.
Do you know what I am talking about? If the car is stopped while parked on any incline at all and allowed to roll forward or backwards, the next time you put the key in, it may not turn.
You will have to pull strongly on the steering wheel in one direction or the other to make the steering wheel lock-up linkages free up enough to turn the key. Usually you need to turn the direction where there is no 'play' at all in the steering.
If you already knew about this, and have already tried this, I think you are going to be going into the key and lock cylinder in the steering column.
#73 of 345 A real puzzler
Feb 19, 2008 (4:32 pm)
Last Friday I drove my 98 Ranger (5 speed manual trans) to work. After work, I ran a couple of errands then drove home. And parked in my driveway right behind my car. Sunday I go out to move the truck so I can drive my car to work Monday. Stick the key in and....nothing. The dome light doesn't come on, no starter, no headlights. The first thing that crosses my mind is someone stole the battery, but I open the hood and it's sitting right there. Stick a multimeter on it and it is fine, plenty of juice. I checked the fuses and they are OK. So the question is what could cause a truck sitting in a driveway to loose all power? Any ideas??
#74 of 345 Re: A real puzzler [mtnjim]
Feb 19, 2008 (11:13 pm)
Bad battery cable/s and/or connections, red and/or black.