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3050 miles on my 05 ranger....wont start now

I hopped in my truck this morning to leave and when I turned the key to start it, it just makes a crappy crankin noise likes its struggling and won't start now. It fired off just barely a couple times but sputtered and died right away again. I got this thing brand new a month ago and it only has 3050 miles on it now. Any ideas what in the heck could be wrong with it already? I swear I have the worse luck with vehicles...my vehicle before this I kept having to get fixed every week but it had 155k miles and was a tempo...not a 1 month old 2005 ford Ranger with just over 3k miles on the engine
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maybe a bad connection or fuse somewhere???
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My guess would be the gas. Did you put in 87? Well let me tell you, my truck (2004) is hard to start if I use Mobil 87, other brands of 87 the truck will run but has no power. I always use 89, and it runs great with more power too!

Supposedly our trucks are designed for 87, guess not..?

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The truck should still start with 87.....I bet it is something like a loose connection...something along those lines.....Hard to guess what the problem is at this point though.......
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damn....get Ford to take a look at it....it damn sure should still be underwarranty, let them hassle with it...

dont void anything in the meantime!!!
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I hopped in my truck this morning to leave and when I turned the key to start it, it just makes a crappy crankin noise likes its struggling and won't start now. It fired off just barely a couple times but sputtered and died right away again. I got this thing brand new a month ago and it only has 3050 miles on it now. Any ideas what in the heck could be wrong with it already? I swear I have the worse luck with vehicles...my vehicle before this I kept having to get fixed every week but it had 155k miles and was a tempo...not a 1 month old 2005 ford Ranger with just over 3k miles on the engine
dont get upset could be something minor hell it could have gotten a bad battery at the factory you never know till you start hunting. get it to the dealer its STILL under full warrenty thats the beuty of the ranger over your tempo this wont cost you anything for them to fix it.
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It sounds like an electrical problem.

Check the terminals on the battery for tightness....

One time, at college, my truck wouldn't start.

A person tried to jumpstart it for me, but that didn't work.

After about an hour, I finally grabbed the neg. cable, and it just fell off.

I put it back on, tightened it, and BAM! It ran....
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*BAM!! WHAM!! Cookin live with Emeril!*
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I am Emeril.....

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There's nothing wrong with my truck. My dad was mad at me becuase I didnt weed eat for him the other day. He unhooked something so my truck wouldn't start. I am vehicle illiterate pretty much so I just assumed something bad had happened since thats how my luck with vehicles seems to be
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nice - way to go Dad
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There's nothing wrong with my truck. My dad was mad at me becuase I didnt weed eat for him the other day. He unhooked something so my truck wouldn't start. I am vehicle illiterate pretty much so I just assumed something bad had happened since thats how my luck with vehicles seems to be
WOW, it's time to hook up an alarm to keep Pops hands off of it
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i like your dad already.
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i like your dad already.
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