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Old 09-25-2010, 07:54 AM
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Default 2.3L starting problem

As I mentioned before I have a 94 2.3L 2WD, Recently it's been not wanting to start, and I don't mean first thing in the morning. I'm talkin after driving it then shutting it off, sometimes it won't start again unless I let it sit for awhile. I've heard of this problem on other forums, but I never found a difinitve answer. Which is reason number 2 as to why I am now on this forum. A troubleshooting list would be awesome, better yet if this has happened to you, how did you fix it?

Starter is cranking fine, fuel pump is priming, and I have a brand new battery.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L starting problem

I had a similar problem with my 93xl, the battery was good, but the cable terminals were kinda shitted up not making good contact. I cleaned it with water and baking soda and it never happened again
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:40 AM
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I'll give that a shot, wouldn't suprise me if it was something simple like that. Anyone else with any ideas feel free to throw em out there. Thanks Clinton.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L starting problem

No problem. hit the wire contacts with a wire brush too to clean them up a bit more while the solution is on it
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L starting problem

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As I mentioned before I have a 94 2.3L 2WD, Recently it's been not wanting to start, and I don't mean first thing in the morning. I'm talkin after driving it then shutting it off, sometimes it won't start again unless I let it sit for awhile. I've heard of this problem on other forums, but I never found a difinitve answer. Which is reason number 2 as to why I am now on this forum. A troubleshooting list would be awesome, better yet if this has happened to you, how did you fix it?

Starter is cranking fine, fuel pump is priming, and I have a brand new battery.
i think what you are saying is that the truck always cranks over it just somtimes will not start......if that is what you are saying it is not your battery cables.........it is most likely and icm or a relay getting hot...etc.......next time it happens check for spark
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:38 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L starting problem

I checked the relays but I have no idea what i'm looking for, they didn't seem loose and weren't crack or carroded. What's the best way to check for spark?
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