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Old 01-06-2012
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96 ranger does not start after stall

Hi all, I am new to the ranger truck four cylinder standard transmission, lately for whatever reason if it stalls would not start back until after an hour or so I tried to search I could not find any threads, any ideas? i would appreciate very much. when it cranks, cranks very strong
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Wow - I thought I was the only one that had something like this happen. Years ago, I had a 1994 3.0 5 spd Ranger and if I'd stall it shortly after starting it, I wouldn't be able to start it again for probably 30 min's or more. I had this Ranger for about 10 years and over that time period I had that happen to me about 3-4 times. And the outside temp didn't matter - happened when it 70 outside and happened when it was 15 out. If when backing up out of my driveway, when the engine was cold, if I engaged the clutch too quickly and stalled it - it just wouldn't restart it. I could start the engine when it was cold, and then turn it off - and it was no problem to re-start - but if I engaged the clutch too soon and it stalled on it's own, it wouldn't re-start for at least 30 minutes. What I would do is let it set for 15-20 minutes and then start pumping the accelerator while cranking and it woudl usually catch on one or two plugs, and I'd stop cranking the engine. Then I'd repeat this procedure and it might take 5-10 times of doing this before it'd finally catch fire on 4-5 plugs and it'd start running and then after a few minutes of running, it'd be fine. Now this never happened when the engine was warmed up. I could sit in my driveway and let it run for 5-10 minutes, engage the clutch too quickly and stall the engine - and it would immediately re-start - never a problem. But if I started the engine, let it run for only a minute or two, regardless of the outside temp, and then engaged the clutch too quickly and stalled it - it wouldn't re-start for at least 30 minutes and I'd have to go through the procedure I mentioned before to start it. It was almost like there was some gremlin in the computer that said, "Well you've stalled me when I'm cold, and now I'm not going to re-start." Other than this, the truck ran fine and I never figured out what the problem was.
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What have you done to your Ranger as in servicing since you've had your Ranger??
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this happended to me at school the other day. some jackass pulled out in front of me andf it startled me, my foot slipped off the clutch and i killed it. i went to start it, it wouldnt start for a good ten mins. i my self was wondering wtf the problem was so if you ever figure it out i as well would like to know what it is
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I'd be interested in knowing too. On my old 94 it was almost as though there was something in the computer that said,"well I'm not warm enough and "you" stalled me, so I'm not going to start back up for a while." I changed oil/filter every 3 k or so and I pulled and checked my plugs and they were clean and I changed them about every 15k miles anyway, and I changed my fuel filter about every 10-15k miles too and I didn't throw any CEL codes - but if I did something like what Jleng357 did in slipping the clutch and the engine had been running only about 10-15 minutes, I would have had the same result as he did. I would have had to crank and crank and crank and finally it'd start to catch on 2-3 plugs - and then crank and crank some more and it'd catch on 4-5 plugs - and then crank some more and then it would run awful on 4-5 plugs but usually it'd stay running and after 2-3 minutes it'd clean up and run just fine - just like nothing had occurred.
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Tell you the truth, I've never had that problem myself. Check and clean the MAF and the air temp sensors on the intake side, and there's the cold air Idle sensor on the throttle body that is easy to R&R and clean, but don't use Carb cleaner on it. the MAF cleaner should work to free up the plunger shaft. Take care and good luck......
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My truck has done that to me twice in nearly 4 years. If when I stall it, it doesn't fire up after cranking it over a couple times, I hold the pedal to the floor and it starts right up. Don't know the cause of it, it's very random in my case.
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