posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 01:39 PM
Originally posted by RuneSpider
reply to post by AccessDenied
Never has, nope.
Earlier this morning, it was in the thirties.
Ford Ranger, 1999
Four wheel drive, four cylinder.
Doesn't sound cold enough for that to be your problem..and it shouldn't have started initially.
I would have suggested the starter, but that would not be the cause of it stalling.
Search provided this :
.Recalls: Ford had 3 recalls on this truck. The first for the windshield wiper relay that if not corrected to could fail and short out the entire
electrical system. The second for the Bridgestone tires that could blow out. And the third for the cruise control system, the system could malfunction
causing the throttle cable to stick, i.e. you can’t turn off the cruise control, or slow down the truck and you could crash.
I bought a 1999 ford ranger 4.0, after a couple weeks I noticed it wasnt getting very good gas mileage, so I did the math and it figured out to be
only 17miles per gal. About a month later the oil pressure gauge started going haywire it would read no pressure one moment then read ok. I couldnt
afford the gas so I parked it in my yard and drove my geo metro. It hasnt been driven for about months, I started it up yesterday, I had to jump it,
the battery was dead, checked all the fluids and tire pressure, and off I went to get a load of wood. I drove about 25miles and it was sounding and
driving ok. I filled the bed with fire wood and headed back, about 10miles later, I was going up a hill at the time, and I started hearing a knocking
noise coming from the engine, it then lost power and sounded like it was only hitting on 1 or 2 cylinders, pulled over, turned off engine chked oil
its ok. When I tried to start it, it sounded like it had jumped time.
Well it is not uncommon to see engine failure at this mileage, first thing to be done is run a check for codes with a scan tool for the check
light and perform a compression test
to see what is going on with the base engine, it will tell where the problem lies with the engine from there.
You may have to take it to a mechanic who has the proper tool to read the engine code.
I do have a friend who is a mechanic and owns a Ford F150...I might see if he has any ideas.