Will not start after sudden braking at stop light, engin stalled
3.0 liter Ford ranger, 4 whl dr. auto trans. power streering, air con.
6 cycl. - recharged battery, replugs, reset enertia switch, found a vacuum line out replaced it to intake manifold, replaced egr vac.line.
Still will not start. Unplug gas cap, checked fuel pump, checked gas tank, since my tank was 1/4 when I stopped fast, could I 've gotten a bubble in the gas line manifold? Injection system checks out. what is next?
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First question is - is the check engine light on ? If so you need to start with the trouble codes in the computer. Could be a faulty injector or coil among other things. You should have a codes for which cylinder is not firing and other possible problems.
It could have overheated. run out of gas. stayed locked in high gear and stalled as it stopped. You did'nt say if it would restart? You did'nt say what engine? It can have a 2.4 liter 4 cyclinder a 3.0 liter V6, A 3.3 liter V6, or a 3.8 liter V6. It can have a 4 or 5 speed automatic transmission and the 4 cyclinder can have a manual transmission as well. It can be air condidtioned and problems with it can stall the motor. the battery can be low or dead and thiers not enough power to run the brake lights and the fuel pump both so the engine shuts down. It might restart if you turn off everthing and certainly the defroster and anything that uses electrical power.
first go to an auto partstore and have the code checked. most do it for free. could be coil, fuel pump, fuel filter, air filter or even a bad gas cap. but the dianogstic test should pin point the problem.
the only engine that your truck has available is the 4.3 Liter V6, u can install a 4.8 liter V8 or a 5.3 liter V8, but that would be very complicated and costly and u would have trouble getting it certified to pass smog inspections
Check if fuel or spark problem,..all engines need both to run...use starting fluid in air intake ,..if it runs very shortly-fuel pmp?,,ck for spark at spark plug,work your way back..also ck timing belt-intact? Kev-MN
Often when the battery is disconnected or replaced the computer will lose it's learned idle settings. You could try letting the engine idle in park until the engine temperature comes up to normal and leave it like that for a few minutes, then put the Air con on and let it idle again for a few minutes, then switch the air con off and put it into drive. If it does not stall, let it idle in drive for 2 minutes or so, and then do the same with the Air con on. This should relearn the base idle settings and stop it from stalling on you. Before you carry out this procedure you should make sure that when you replaced the battery you didn't remove any other plugs or knocked anything that may be causing the fault. If you try this procedure and it still stall when you select drive, you will need to get a Mechanic to check the vehicle over.