2003 Ford Ranger trucks dies then starts sometimes

  • 2003 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 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
Do you
have the same problem?
Monday, October 11th, 2010 AT 10:32 PM

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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

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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