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Old 04-06-2011, 08:59 AM
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Default Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

Alright so here is my problem
I have a 1995 ford ranger,
4.0 v6

this is what is happening, about 2 days ago i was at the gas station and i just finished pumping gas and i went to start up my truck.. and it would not turn over. the engine shakes like it is going to start up but it wont fully turn over. the battery is not the problem, i hooked up my jumper pack to it and still nothing, all lights and radio work.
so i decided to take the air hose off of the air filter box and it started up at the gas station. now here i am again today. at 711 grabbing a newspaper and it would not start again. did the same steps as before and no budge.. here is the weird part i found. the check engine light is normally on. no codes show up when i scan it, (multiple tries)
when the check engine light goes OFF my truck will not start
when the check engine light goes ON my truck will start

any input will help.
here is my number if you would like to text me some answers 714-351-4312
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

try following the wires from the battery to the starter and check to make sure everything is tight
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

Did you put diesel in it? Anything you normally wouldnt?
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:48 AM
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Did you put diesel in it? Anything you normally wouldnt?
FYI a diesel nozzle is too big to fit in the restrictor in an unleaded gasoline tank fill.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

its possible the delivery truck put the diesel in the wrong tank...i've also seen kerosene put in already...the stuff you see working at a car dealership...
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

The wrong fuel wouldn't do this. The engine is not using that fuel when he starts it up. The fuel already in the fuel system is being used. It takes a long time for fuel from the tank to make it to the cylinders. Also not going to be anything to do with the starter or its electrical connections. The engine is cranking just fine. It just won't fire and run.

I think it's electrical, something is loose. Start going over everything under the hood with a fine tooth comb. Also, you're saying the CEL on, you have no codes??
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

My 94 did the same exact thing did you check the relays? changed my ecm/pcm relay and it hasnt had the problem since
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Morning Crysis, Engine Wont Always Start?! Input Please

thank you all for the input. I scanned the the check engine light and it finally shot me a code. seems like its the camshaft posistion sensor? took it to a shop because i didnt have the tool to systhesize it and its gonna cost 600 bucks to replace! ill just be replacing my whole truck now. thank you guys for your all of your input was carefully read and thought about.
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