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#76 of 336 Starting Problems
Feb 24, 2008 (9:33 am)
I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT with 45,000. In the last week my mechanic has installed 2 fuel pumps and a new battery. He thought the first pump he installed was bad since it died at 65 mph on a busy interstate so he installed another one along with a new battery. After having it one day, it left me stranded again after only driving 10 miles.It wont turn over. Any ideas?
#77 of 336 Truck won't start or keep running
Mar 02, 2008 (1:45 pm)
Came home from work on Wednesday night, the truck ran fine as always. Came out Thursday morning to go to work, turned the key, and it was idling as if someone had crossed all the spark plug wires. I checked them, they are all right. cleaned the contacts in the distributor cap and the rotor. Put new plugs in and nothing changed. Any suggestions? 1986 Ranger 2.9L 6 cyl Thxs in advance
#78 of 336 1992 ford ranger
Apr 04, 2008 (6:25 pm)
my 1992 ford ranger will not start no fire to plugs had the coils checked and modular all so, what else could it be
#79 of 336 2002 ranger will not start
Jun 10, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I ran my Ranger low on gas and it stalled out and now it will not restart. I think I hear the fuel pump when I switch it on but am not sure. What else can I check? Is there a fuel reset somewhere?
#80 of 336 help 88 ranger 2.9 4X4
Jun 11, 2008 (8:07 am)
I went to take off after work, forgot the e brake was on and killed it. Had to push and pop clutch to get it started. Got it home now and put a new battery in it but there is still no power to run lights radio interior light ect. Any ideas?
#81 of 336 Re: help 88 ranger 2.9 4X4 [timkellygpi]
Jun 12, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Ok I put a new battery and solenoid in the ranger and still nothing comes on, I can use a screw driver on the solenod and get the engine to crank but it will not stay running.
#82 of 336 Something drawing battery down
Jun 12, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Have a 2003 4L V6 Automatic with new battery that won't hold a charge. Truck has been in storage for the last couple years, but it was started and made a few short trips while being stored. The alarm system is what killed the old battery but it is now disarmed. I've recharged the new battery and can go about a day and a half without losing enough power for it not to click the solenoid but not start. The alternator will charge the battery. Any idea what might be drawing down the battery?
#83 of 336 Re: help 88 ranger 2.9 4X4 [timkellygpi]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:45 pm)
Wild guess ??? Bad ignition switch????
#84 of 336 Re: Something drawing battery down [peloquinac]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:48 pm)
Is this an aftermarket security system? If so, 'disarming' doesn't take it out of the system. I would try to totally remove it.
Problems like this is why I would never install an aftermarket security system or remote start. Their components and/or crappy connections break down and cause lots of problems as time goes by....
#85 of 336 Re: Something drawing battery down [bolivar]
Jun 13, 2008 (5:12 pm)
No, It was installed when the vehicle was new. I've charged the battery and have pulled the fuses for the alarm to see if that makes any difference. I've also found where all the wires on the security system lead to except the door unlock. Any ideas?
I also agree not to instal a security sytem. I've had two vehicles with them and had nothing but trouble with them. Never again.