New to Me 1995 B2300/Ranger Ext Cab - Starting issue & overcooling
Hey all, new member! I posted here under my buddy's kid's account when we were doing his clutch in his ranger, and ya'll were a great help, so maybe you can help me!
So I just got this B2300 [Ranger] yesterday, 1995, about 190,000 miles [odo is broke] and clean as a whistle underneath.
Has a new clutch, flywheel, rear main, pilot bearing etc, new coil packs, new plugs, new fuel pump and filler neck, new bearing in the 2 part driveshaft, maybe a few other things. As far as I knew it just needed an alignment, and i came with a real inspection.
So I drove around yesterday, no sweat. One issue, it was majorly overcooling, like the temp gauge barely if at all got off full cold - I had heat, but not super hot. So I'm thinkin thermostat there?
The other issue that is really bothering me is this - After I got home last night I was messing around, and started the truck, it started, rev'ed down, and died. Then it would not start but would crank for a minute. After a few tries, and taking the key out, it started. Then it started 5 times in a row, then again, started and died right away, and would not restart for a minute. I replicated the issue about 3 times. Always no start after it starts and dies. And if I catch it and rev the motor when it's gonna die right after starting it, it'll settle down and idle/run like a dream.