Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 267500 miles
2 months ago truck died while driving. Had the alternator replaced and put in new battery. Truck ran for a day or two o.K. Then every few days it would start, I would drive it several miles to store and come out after 10-15 minutes and it would not start. It would turn over and engine would shake but it would not start. Was told to replace ignition coil, spark plugs and wires so I did. Let from mechanic, stopped to get gas, and truck had same problem when I tried to leave. It takes up to 30 minutes of turning ignition then waiting 1-2 minutes turning ignition, waiting 1-2 minutes then it finally starts. The problem is so random. Took it back to mechaninc and described continual problem. Was told I needed to have ignition switch replaced and wires cleaned up so they did. Drove o.K. Next day then got out for 30 minutes and went to start and same problem; engine turns over and shakes like it really wants to start but just wont. After sitting for 30 minutes it cranks just fine. Mechanic said fuel pressure is good and they have never heard of this. Without fail when it wont start I can get it started by popping clutch. Any ideas?
have the same problem?
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 12:03 PM