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Hot starter doesn't work

My 2000 Ford Ranger 3 litre XLT 4x4 with 76,000 miles has a starter that works when it is not hot. I notice the problem every time I use my truck long enough to really get the engine thuroughly warmed up then turn it off as I shop. When I return to my truckand go to start it, nothing happens, not even a click. As long as I let my truck cool down for at least half an hour, then the starter will work.

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    Carl Kuyath Sep 20, 2008

    I returned to my auto mechanic and after I mentioned getting the engine up to operating temp,, he said the starter needs to be replaced. I asked him if it was common for a starter not to work when it is hot and he said, yes. Thank-you for your help.

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    Carl Kuyath Sep 20, 2008

    Thank-you for your help. I visited my mechanic, again, to tell him about the problem being linked to once the engine reaches at operating temp. He said it was common for starters not to work when they are hot and need replacing. So my starter gets replaced in two days.

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You need to check and see if your getting power at the starter solenoid on the small wire when it is acting up. this wire should be hot when key is in start position. if you are then you have a solenoid problem. if not then it is a wiring or ign switch problem

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