Won't start.... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-11-2006
John Moorehead's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 1,002
Won't start....

So, ummm, yeah.

Went to leave for work this morning, and after cranking it, the truck stumbled to 700-450 RPMS, and then simply died. Now, it will crank all day, but no starting. It is acting like a fuel-delivery problem, but I'm merely guessing. Plenty of juice on the startup, so not a battery.

Maybe the filter? Could it be as easy as that? Or do I have deeper problems?

It's happened once or twice in the last three weeks, but the difference is I was able to apply about 15% throttle and it would "clear its throat" and then run fine once I let off.

Now, I've got NOTHING in the running dept. Not even pressing the pedal....


Ideas guys? I need to fix this ASAP, this is my only vehicle


Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2006
nated0g's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Millington, TN
Posts: 467
when you push the valve on the fuel rail does gas come out?
sounds from the way that its "clearing" itself that it could be some junk in the gas. try changing the fuel filter...5 minute fix.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-11-2006
John Moorehead's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 1,002
Haven't tried the valve thing...which side of the rail is that on? Never really had to mess with the fuel system before...

Makes sense though
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-11-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
you arent having trouble with the fuel safety shut off switch are you?

maybe its malfunctioning?

when was the last time the filter was changed?

how many miles are on it?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-11-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
i had a similar problem but it kept running at the same low rpm, it was the IAC valve
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-11-2006
John Moorehead's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 1,002
IAC.....refresh me....is that an expensive fix?

You know, that may be it, because doesn't that control the idle speed during normal running? Sometimes my truck will just be sitting, like in a parking lot, idling at almost 1200 RPMs. I know that's not normal. But then, you can drive around, park somewhere else, and it will go back down to 950. My truck has never idled below 950, EVER. Unless something's broken.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2006
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
IAC idle air control

silver deal by the throttle body. they can be cleaned with some contact cleaner/electricla parts cleaner
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-11-2006
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
For ****'s and giggles, disconnect the NEG- on the battery for about 5 mins then hook her back up and try starting. I doubt this will work but sometimes resetting like that can clear up some electrical signal problems.

not much is ever that easy, but it's a quick and painless attempt and who knows...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2006
John Moorehead's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 1,002
Problem solved.

Changed the IAC, took me about seven minutes, and that included unhooking the neg cable and letting it reset. I always do that any time I mess with anything electrically.

Anyways, it cranked up immediately after that. Truck runs great now!!!!

Thanks guys for your help, you're awesome!!!

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-11-2006
Zero's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Poteau, Oklahoma
Posts: 435
A little off topic..

Whatever happened to your Edge front end clip ideas, John?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-12-2006
John Moorehead's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 1,002
ZERO!!!! Damn, it's been a minute, eh bro?

The truck progress, concerning mods, has come to an abrupt slowdown as of last November, a result of buying a house. Yet I've still got all the parts lying around.

I have the '01-'03 Edge hood, grille, and header panel. I am torn *** to whether to use them in conjunction with the STX bumper (yet to obtain) and body kit (which I currently have). I almost want to get the ENTIRE '06 front just to make everything line up well....

But in all honesty, I have no clue what I'm aiming to do b/c I've been looking heavily at an '03 Lincoln Aviator....jet black on 20's.....so we'll see.....I've already got an interested person if/when I do sell the truck, but parts are up for grabs unless he wants them with the truck.

But this is all "IF" at this moment. Nothing in concrete. I really need to either finish it or sell it to someone, and give them the drawings and parts so THEY can finish it if they choose. It really would be awesome to see it finished, either way.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-12-2006
Mark98xlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Parma Ohio
Posts: 13
Oh man I think this is the first time I guess something engine problem and got it right. My IAC acted up on me like twice but it was like 30 degrees and was raining/starting to snow and it acted up on me once it ran for like 10 mins it was fine and has never acted up on me since. Its weird when the engine is idling that low you dont think its even running and afraid its gunna die.
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
Ranger won't start edgecellent02 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 27 07-22-2008 06:38 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 04:11 AM.


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.