After several short trips around town my Ranger will sometimes not start. When I turn the ignition switch it sounds like it is going to start then sputters and dies. I often have to wait 20 or 30 minutes or even overnight before I can get it to start again. This only seems to happen in the summer and again, only after we've driven it for several short trips...
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Re: 2003 Ford Ranger won't start
It can happen from a various of reason How about an alternator.if it not check the fuel pump. check the
distributer cap and spark plugs.. If the car doesn't turn over then you
might want to take it into the shop. Check also the solenoid.
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Have you checked the fuel pump cut off switch high beside the passenger side kick panel. I had a similar incident where passenger had stepped on it and broke mounting bracket. I tsat there loose and lost connection.
yes it sounds like the starter is bad,you have to keep on turning the key and you hear a click everytime you turn the key,replace the starter that should solve that problem,also make sure your battery connections are tight and clean.
It sounds like it needs to be recalibrated. With the key out of the ignition, push in the trip mileage counter for 5 seconds. You should get a reading in the mileage counter which is the computer software version (such as sho2.3). Release the counter and you should see all the instruments and lights go through a self-diagnosis. After this stops, it the needle should go back to 0.
Sounds like a short in the ignition switch. Next time it does it, try shaking and turning the steering wheel while you're turning the key to start. If this doesn't work, try cycling the switch on and off several times. Chances are, this is your problem.