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#85 of 117 Re: 04' Ranger 4x4 - 4.0L V6 - Fuel System/Starting Problem [jon04ranger]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:51 pm)
Sounds like you need a new/rebuilt brain box. Take the box in and have it checked out. My guess is that it's dead and thats why you don't get any spark at the plugs.
#86 of 117 91 ford ranger sputtering and stalling
Mar 04, 2012 (10:02 am)
We got my 91 ford ranger about a year ago, and for a few months it has on and off had an issue with sputtering and stalling when we first start it. You will hear the engine working very hard and it will shake the truck and then boom, truck turns off. First time it happened it was right after we had the first full tank of gas in a looong time, had been running it until it died from no gas(we are broke), so we replaced the fuel pump hoping we had just clogged it. It didnt happen for awhile after that but then the last month it started happening again.
Keep in mind, it will do it once, and then we will restart it, and its fine,like it never happened.
Well, my fiance was driving it to work this morning on the freeway and it did the same thing twice. only difference, it was while he was already driving. It took him awhile, but he got it to start and got it back home.Had to call into work. This is his work truck so we are really worried about fixing this or he doesnt have a job any more.
No money to get it diagnosed. Any ideas??
#87 of 117 94 Ford Ranger 2.3L, stalls
May 21, 2012 (9:27 pm)
Engine will start and run for about 10 -20 minutes, then stalls. I will not re start but if I wait a couple of hours, it will re start without a problem. While engine is running, it runs good with no missing. Have changed the coil packs, plug wires and plugs, ICM, fuel filter, fuel pump(what a pain) fuel pump relay, ignition relay. . Is there a second fuel pump for this engine? Other than the ECU(computer) is there any other parts or sensors that have a history of failing after they heat up. My next step my be to buy a new computer but I hate to spend big bucks if others had this problem and found the fix.
#88 of 117 Re: 2001 ford ranger Sputtering [tennvol865]
Jun 15, 2012 (2:32 am)
It has been a while since youve posted this, but if you are still having the problem timming may be your issue.
#89 of 117 86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running.
Sep 25, 2012 (1:10 am)
86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running.
Hello fellow ford rangers out there.....
Ok...here we go again. I'm still having issues, but it's intermittent. Last year I got the relays or something wet that prevented the car from starting, then I thought it all dried out, but had to replace a few things.
1986 Ford Ranger / 2.3 EFI / 140 CID OHC /4-Cyl/5 speed
So the last time I was here, I was having doggy issues which I thought were fuel related. I'm still having issues, although it appeared to cleared up a bit.
When I start the engine, it cranks over, I'd give it some gas, it would rev up, then suddenly die, no matter if I pressed down on the gas pedal or not. After two or three times doing this, it would turn over and maintain a steady idle, then off I go.........
The problem now?
Well, late today I tried to get it going, and after about 15 times, I gave up. It would not stay idling, it would crank over then die. I did not want to ruin the starter. It seems the gas pedal is worthless after the engine decides to conk out, and no matter how many times I step on the gas pedal, nothing happens.
It would be so pleasant if I could get close to pinpointing this cause, instead of playing the expensive process of elimination game. I DO realize what a long shot that would be, for someone to just tell me, "Hey, dude, check your ##$&&, that's definitely your problem!", but life seems never to be easy.
Has been replaced within the last few months:
Fuel filter regulator,
Inline fuel filter,
Cap and rotor,
Lucas fuel injector cleaner,
ECC computer, and Fuel relay switches, (multi-function relay/connector switch)
Idle Air Control Valve - Removed and Cleaned.
Checked all vacuum hoses.
Has not been replaced:
EGR Valve and sensor,
Throttle Position Sensor,
Spark plugs, (two years ago)
Plug wires, (two years ago)
Ignition control module, (replaced about six years, or more)
So, I can sure use some help from anyone who experienced these symptoms, and what did you do to correct the problem?
With trying to keep the gas going to turn it over, it does not, so to me, it seems to be more of a fuel problem than electrical, but I'm no mechanic. Thank you for any help!
#90 of 117 Re: 86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running. [bozo4ford]
Sep 25, 2012 (4:05 am)
One thing you can check is your fuel shutoff switch, usually located at the top of your carpeting on the passenger side floorboard. Check to see if the switch is bad or if you have a melted wire harness leading to the switch. I have had similar issues ( not exact) and i found a melted wire harness at the base of this switch. $75 at a local junkyard and the problem was fixed. Its worth a look, hope this helps.
#91 of 117 Re: 94 Ford Ranger 2.3L, stalls [atomicthunk]
Sep 27, 2012 (11:55 pm)
#92 of 117 1986, 2.3 EFI Ranger Still not runing.....
Oct 01, 2012 (1:30 pm)
I did tap and clicked on the Inertia or Rollover swith on the passenger's floor. This could be anything.
Well, after a week of painful neck and shoulder pain, (Doc said it was osteoarthritis, that and sleeping on pillow wrong) I'm finally back on computer. Did not have time to do anything with my truck. I'm still in a little pain, but I'm trying to pinpoint the cause of my truck not running. it cranks, but does not turn over.
Some one told me over the weekend NEVER use fuel injection cleaner in this old 26 year old truck, because he sez, it can muster up all the contaminates and clog places where the fuel could not get to the injectors. it was LUCAS DEEP CLEAN Fuel System cleaner. I added this to a full tank of gas back in February, so this may or may not have anything to do with my problem.
The mechanic told me he found metal shavings in the inline fuel filter, he told me that the pump might be breaking down after 26 years. So I think I'll have him replace the pump. I am not a mechanic, nor do I have any test gauges, etc., so I am at the ''honest'' mechanics mercy.
#93 of 117 1993 Ranger Stalls on hard braking
Nov 04, 2012 (12:58 pm)
My 1993 Ranger (4.0L V6) was stalling when hard breaking (60 Km to 0 Kms) restart no probs. Replaced Throttle Position Sensor and Air Bypass Valve Sensor and cleaned Throttle body with no correction to problem ... today replaced Fuel Filter (cheap comparably to other replaced parts) seems to have corrected problem, will still hesitate but does not stall. Perhaps if same issues try Fuel Filter first.
#94 of 117 94 Ranger Dies Every 10 miles
Dec 15, 2012 (6:20 am)
My 94 ranger just went over 200,000. Now, I only drive it about 300 miles a month.
Had a problem a couple of weeks ago where it sputtered wouldn't accelerate or die. Mechanic replaced Ignition Module.
Ran great for about 7 miles and then it died, while I was driving.
Now, driving down the road at any speed the truck will just die out but it does not have any problem of starting up and driving on.
It happens every 5 to 20 miles, as I've tracked it for about 150 miles and it's happened 10 times.
Mechanic is at a loss. he did switch out the Ignition Module to make sure that wasn't the problem.
He's suggesting the most reasonable problem is probably the Crank Sensor. The issue is that it's not easy to get to. So having already spent $400, I'm looking at at least another $400 to try something that might or might not be the problem.