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Old 08-24-2010
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ranger not starting-intermitent

i have a detailrd post on the newbie thread please read if you have a chance.

my ranger-94 4 banger was well kept and has 139000 easy miles.

sometimes it will refuse to start, usually during 90 degree days.

sometimes i can unplug the mass air flow sensor and it will start right up.

other times i have to take a gas soaked rag and put it over the intake"between the airbox and throttle body and it will start right up and run.

the "rag" method always causes a start, sometimes once started i can remove the rag and it keeps running, other times i spend at least an hour dripping gas on the rag while the truck is idiling and finally i can ween it of the rag,plug the mass airflow sensor uo and drive it .

the check engine light is always on and by the way the gas gague woorks when it wants to.

please help.

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What codes did you read? Start from there...
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94 is odb I- so not so direct codes
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the thread is old and i did replace the fuel pump relay which was sugested in a alternate thread.

this has not happened since but i am still worried about a no start.

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