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    Truck starts on wrong postion/switch problem

    . My truck starts on the wrong postion. I believe it quick starts on the “accessory” position. First I thought it was be used I still led a new stereo but it was just a coincidence. what I read on the internet is that it may be a ignition switch problem. So I bought a new one and tried to...
  2. 1984 Ranger 2.2 ignition problems

    Good morning, I have an 84 Ranger 2.2 that was having ignition switch issues, so I swapped the ignition switch and the cylinder end broke off in the ignition column. After getting a new lock cylinder and discovering the problem, I decided to go with a push to start system instead of pulling the...
  3. 2004 Ford Ranger Won't Start

    I was driving my truck with the windows down. I parked and cut the engine. I realized I hadn't rolled my windows up. I got to turn on my accessories, to roll the windows up. Nothing happens. I go to start the truck and the ignition lock is totally slack. There is no resistance. I turned the key...
  4. Low idle after start, runs fine

    I have had an extremely difficult to diagnose idle issue that has been ongoing for years. It doesn't happen always but seems to be getting more severe recently. The truck is a 1997 4.0 ohv with 160k miles. When I start the truck it will start without any problem. But after it starts The rpm...
  5. It started before new head gaskets!!!

    I replaced the head gaskets on a 91' Ranger 2.9 liter v6. I made sure to mark the distributor so it went back in the same way it came out. After I get it all back together, it wont start. I made sure all pigtails are connected etc. I found that I am getting power to the coil but no spark from...
  6. Mystery Starter Issues

    Hey everybody, So i'm having the same problem with both of my trucks. Its a 1994 Ranger XLT 4x4 V6 4.0L Manual (the second one is the same, with an Auto trans) The truck wont start. Ive replaced the battery, Starter relay, and starter motor and solonid, and i am still getting a single...
  7. Truck Won't Start

    Hey guys, I have a 1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L 2WD. I've disconnected the red cable in the battery and I've replaced the water pump. I put everything back together and re-attached the red battery cable to the battery. I turned my key half way, the lights came up, and when I turned to start the...
  8. my truck wont start, where to start?

    I don't plan on checking into any of this myself, unless it is SUPER basic. The point is I don't want a mechanic charging me to flush this and replace that if the problem is a tiny wire or something. So any best guesses based off my description would be greatly appreciated! A few months ago my...
  9. Need help with starter

    The previous owner changed over my battery terminals to boat quick disconnects and I have had issues with the wires working loose so occasionally I've had to go in there and tighten it down. Its a 91 4.0 so there are the two wires for positive and negative which need to be connected to hook up...
  10. 92 Ford Ranger, 2.3L manual…Mystery

    I’m having starting issues. Yesterday and this morning it wouldn’t start. I turned the key to on without starting the car and left it for a couple of minutes and tried again. It started up easily after that. :icon_confused: So my question is: What would cause my car to need the key turned to...
  11. ranger hard start

    Ok hope someone here can give me some ideas. I picked up a 1990 ranger 4x4 with a 4.0 this thing starts hard and then it will idle good but when I put it in gear it will run good and then I go about a block and it starts to lose power and it chugs then dies then it is almost imposable to start...
  12. Suddenly no Spark?

    Hey guys, I have a 1993 4.0 with about 93,000 miles on it. Anyways, it has always had a little missing problem ever since I bought it, however the other day the problem went away completely for almost two days and te truck ran better than ever. All of a sudden, when I was shifting from 1st to...


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