2003 Ford Ranger trucks dies then starts sometimes

Tiny
GORTON
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  • 2003 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES
Have change inswich, starter, and cluch swich, the only thing befores dies speedomder, moves up and down, some times startes other times not
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Monday, October 11th, 2010 AT 10:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi gorton, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Pick your symptoms below check it and get back with some testing results

Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems
with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing
belt/chain.

No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 1:52 AM

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