Have a 2004 Ranger V6 and a 1999 E450 Ford Chassis Motor Home on which I am having essentially the same problem. Recently while driving the motor home, approx. 35 MPH. Out of the blue, the motor quit running and all lights in dash went out. Totally dead. Like you turned off the switch. Had it pulled to garage, I was informed later that one of the battery cables was loose and it had lost contact causing the engine to die? I had installed a new battery month or so previous and it had been driven very little. Then. This week my Ford Ranger does essentially the same thing. Started vehicle, started to back up. It died. Lights on dash very, very dim. It did jump start. Started going forward perhaps 15 feet. Died again. And lights dim (or out) on dash. Removed the battery, replaced the battery, cleaned the cables and 'so far' it has started and run fine. Needless to say I am now gun shy on both these vehicles. On Ford products if for some reason you do not have a good connection to the batter (dirty terminals, loose terminal) or if a battery goes dead. Will that cause the engine to simply quit running?
have the same problem?
Friday, May 9th, 2014 AT 9:54 AM