What would cause a Ford Ranger not to start?

What would cause a Ford Ranger not to start?

With today’s sophisticated fully electronic diesel engines there can be a whole variety of reasons why your Ford Ranger refuses to start. Usually, the 3 most common causes are a dead battery, an alternator problem, or a bad starter. Other electrical gremlins will cause intermittent starting or stalling without warning.

How much is a ignition switch Ford Ranger?

The total ignition switch replacement cost can fall between $130-$480. The replacement cost includes both spare parts and ignition switch repair labor costs. The labor costs can be anywhere between $60-$180, and the parts can cost around $70-$300.

How do you reset the ignition switch on a Ford Ranger?

So, let’s cut to the chase:

  1. Put the key in the ignition.
  2. Turn it to the on position, but don’t start the engine.
  3. Turn it back off again.
  4. Repeat this process eight times, leaving your key on with the final turn.

How do you bleed a PX Ranger fuel system?

How do you bleed a Ford Ranger fuel system?…Answer provided by

  1. Locate the bleed screw on your fuel system.
  2. Loosen the bleed screw ½ way, or three to four turns.
  3. Find the fuel pump plunger and manually pump it to cause the aerated fuel to flow from the bleed screw.
  4. Stop pumping once pure, bubble-free fuel is flowing.

How come when I click my ignition it only clicks once?

A dead battery is the most common cause of a clicking noise when trying to start your car. Usually, you will hear a rapid succession of clicks. The noise indicates that the starter solenoid or relay is operating, but there isn’t enough battery current to turn the starter motor.

How do you test a Ranger starter?

If there is no voltage, the solenoid is bad and needs replacing. Since the starter system is being checked, make a check on the starter by using a screwdriver and jumping the solenoid between the two 4-gauge terminals. When these terminals are jumped it sends power to the starter and the starter should activate.

Can you start a Ranger with a key?

Your smartphone can serve the same purpose as your key fob. You only need to download the FordPass app and link it to your Ranger. You can use the app can to lock, unlock and start your Ranger.

Where is the inertia switch on a 1994 Ford Ranger?

It’s located under the dash in the passenger foot area, just at the front edge of the carpet. At the top of the switch is a white button, push it down to re-set it. It should fire right up.

How do I get my Ford out of security mode?


  1. Insert the key into the driver’s side door lock.
  2. Turn the key once, but not all the way to unlock the door. Leave the key in this position for 40-60 seconds.
  3. Do this again, but turn the key in the opposite direction.
  4. Remove the key from the door, get into your Ford, and start the engine. The system should be reset.

How do I know if I have a faulty ignition switch?

A defective ignition switch may cause your vehicle’s interior lights, dashboard lights, and other accessories to turn off momentarily. Intermittent loss of lighting and other accessories is one of the symptoms of a bad ignition switch.

Is it the starter or starter relay?

The starter is a small motor, powered by the battery. It gets the engine of your car running. A starter relay sits between the battery and the starter motor, transmitting power. Without a properly working starter relay and motor, you won’t be able to start your vehicle and may need a tow.