Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 15000 miles
My low mileage 2000 Ranger won't start on hot days (>90 degrees F). Sometimes, I will start it in the morning, drive it with no problems, park it and then come back out 2 -3 hours later and it won't start. Sometimes I try and start it mid-day and it won't start, and sometimes I start it mid-day and it starts (all days are in the 90s). Ford Dealer said it could be the fuel pump, but of course it started fine when I had it towed to the dealer, so the mechanic didn't really know if it was the fuel pump. Mechanic said it might be electrical and said to tap the relays if it happened again. When it happened again, I tapped the relays - no help. I assumed they checked the fuel filter, but not sure (since when it runs, it runs fine, it doesn't seem to be a filter problem)
When I say it won't start, it turns over fine, starter engages and turns the engine over quite normally, just won't start. I have tired turning it over for upto 15 secs - still won't start.
With such low mileage it doesn't seem like it should be the fuel pump, plus once it is started it runs fine.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 AT 6:39 PM