Ranger won't start - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech General discussion of 2.3L and 2.5L I4 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-16-2004
edgecellent02's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 84
Ranger won't start

Maybe you guys can help me out. My friend has a 95 Ranger.

It will turn over when trying to crank it, but it will not fire up. It sounds like the engine is really struggling to turn over.

What are the most common problems to look at?

I figure the plugs, or maybe a fuel problem. I really don't know. I'm not an engine guru.

Thanks.

Justin

Last edited by edgecellent02; 12-16-2004 at 08:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-17-2004
TReff's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: La Porte,Tx
Posts: 905
IM me when you get on AIM....TREFF1981
I can help!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
Same problem with mine

I have a 1993 ranger splash, ran fine all day. Came out in the morning and all it does is crank and kinda struggles . Any help?
[email protected]

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
any specific sounds it makes? Does it click? or does it whine? Does it have power windows or no? (that question is relevant i promise lol)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
It Just

would not start after sitting all night ran fine prior changed coil packs, dis mod and fuel relays. Ran fine but every now and then it would cut off while driving and start right back up.

Any help is welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
also

2.3, 5spd manual, no a/c, no power windows 2wd 1993 ford splash. 213k

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
When you say it shuts off while driving, when exactly does it shut off? when your idling? when you give it gas? when specifically does it die on you?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
during driving never at idle.

Weird thing is it ran perfect sat ....then sunday nothing.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
so one morning you go to try to start it up after it sitting all night long and it just doesnt start? Do you hear clicking (rapid clicking) from the engine when you turn the key?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
no clicking, has brand new selenoid

exactly that ran one day not the next.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
So when you try to start it, its just dead silent? no sounds what so ever when you turn the key?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
it cranks, but not firing
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
check your fuel pump fuse, ive had that problem before. or check your fuel filter, see if its clogged up.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
where is filter?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
under the truck, along the frame rail on the drivers side just under the cab. It looks like a small can of soda in your fuel line. Have you ever had it changed before?

Last edited by 3.0Backfire; 07-21-2008 at 11:59 AM. Reason: more info
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
no only had truck 1mos, when i check whats best method?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-21-2008
3.0Backfire's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 357
There is no real nice way of checking it without gettin gas in your mouth but.....To check it, disconnect it and blow into it, if you can blow through it and air/fuel comes out the other side then the filter is good. If you blow through it and theres a lot of resistance ( not a lot of air is getting through ) or if some red/brown looking fuel comes out of it, then you need a new fuel filter. They are inexpensive, only like 12$ at Kragen. i would just suggest replacing it regardless, it will increase your MPG. :)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
no problem, auto parts store two blocks away...will reply in 1 hour..thanx
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-21-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
Fuel filters good ...this happen to anyone else?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-22-2008
ford danger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: greenville, mi
Posts: 44
ya me too sometimes. it will roll over eally slow and will only start if i give it alot of gas im trying to figure it out myself. im pretty good with rangers by now but even this has me stumped. my latest idea was the ignition modual but i didnt think rangers had them dont they have a power pack anybody know. and hey if it is the fuel pump try blowing some type of carb cleaner in the intake while starting it if its that it should fie up, ive done that before.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
Still working on it
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 07-22-2008
ford danger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: greenville, mi
Posts: 44
ya this is ford danger got the same type of problem but mine started right up this morning and then after i shut it off it wouldnt start back up rolls over but wont fire
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: OHIO
Posts: 14
I feel you pain brother, going through the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Posts: 767
Got spark?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 2,598
With a high mileage engine it is common for the timing belt to strip a tooth or 5 when it is shut off.
You need to pull off the plastic cover on the front top of the engine.You'll see a flat belt about 1 inch wide going over the cam sprocket.
While one person is turning the engine over , another should watch the belt to see if it moving at all.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Incorrect jump start. Truck won't start now. Pilot General Technical & Electrical 3 10-27-2013 08:07 AM
Very weird! Won't start, won't shut off, flashing exterior lights fletcher969 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 4 01-14-2013 06:26 PM
Won't start, dome light dies when trying to start. Jerkstore General Technical & Electrical 4 10-02-2011 10:53 AM
HELP! 93 Ranger won't start Peanut85 General Technical & Electrical 13 06-14-2006 10:42 PM
Won't go forward and won't go backwards.. TrishaSB General Technical & Electrical 7 04-14-2006 03:25 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:43 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.