Trouble With Truck Shutting Off
I have a 04 ford ranger 4L v6 manual with 235000 miles. I blew the head gasket and decided to replace it with a used engine from a junkyard with only 61k miles on it. After I swapped the engines I started the truck and let it warm up to make sure everything ran fine. It did so I took it for a drive bout ten miles then came back and let it set for about 3 or 4 hours. I went to start it again but when I turned the key nothing happened no radio or lights on the dash except for the antitheft light that was solid and not blinking like usual. after reading that turning the key to the on position and then removing the pcm fuse (square pink one) would make it start, I tried that and worked. I drove it about 20 miles then shut it off and it started right back up but did the same thing again when I tried to start it the next time. This time I just let it sit and when I tried bout 30 min later it just started right up. That was for days ago and I have not had the problem since but now I have trouble keeping the truck running I will start it and start to move and it will just shut off. It does this to me everytime I start it up. It did it to me three times in a row before I could even drive bout a 30 yard or less stretch. I have had problems with the auto fuel shutoff switch so the wires for that are pulled out and just crossed. Not sure what the problem is, if it could be the pcm because there is dirt in it or what else it could be. I took all of the wiring off the old engine and put it on the new one. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.