starting issue - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Forum Arrow General Technical & Electrical

General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2012
Thread Starter

I am: Jon-Erik Palmer
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger
Posts: 1
Total Props: 0
starting issue

My 1990 Ranger used to start up right away. Lately it takes a few seconds, and if I turn the engine off and try to start it up again to soon, it acts acts as if the battery doesn't have enough juice and won't start. After waiting about 30 minutes, it starts again. The battery is fine. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-11-2012
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
I am: Cole Roelli
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle: Looking for a 98-00
Posts: 2,852
Total Props: 3
If you have the tools, Check your battery voltage while sitting and compare it to your voltage while cranking. A fully charged (alternator charges it as you drive, battery should be fully charged after driving) battery should have 12.6v while sitting with the key off. Minimum voltage while cranking the engine is 9.6v. If the voltage is low while cranking, have you battery and charging system load tested to ensure they're correct. Also clean battery connections.

In all honesty, if you let the engine cool and it seems to start better, I would guess its the starter.

1996 F-350 4wd 7.3 5 speed Crew cab
1997 F-350 4wd 7.3 5 speed Regular cab Stage 1s
2002 Ranger Ext. Cab FX4

Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
I'm talking about the basic, standard *****. Fx4 ***** are completely different and big.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
starting issue ranger dad 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 5 07-11-2010 05:43 PM
1983 Ranger starting issue jdubau55 General Technical & Electrical 0 10-06-2009 09:14 PM
horrible starting, revs up after starting. smokindmax SOHC - 2.3L & 2.5L Lima Engines 5 09-01-2009 10:33 AM
Starting issue need help!!! littlered 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 1 07-19-2009 11:30 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:43 PM.