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Old 10-05-2014, 08:52 AM
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Question Help Please - 2005 Ranger Edge Will Not Start when warmed up until it cools down

Help Please!

This is my first post on this forum and am hoping that somebody has an answer to my on-going problem with my 2005 Ford Ranger Edge, Supercab, 4.0 engine that just reached 100,000 miles on it.

My problem:

When I first start the truck it will start and run fine at normal operating temperature even on longer trips of 60 miles or so. If I shut it off as I run into a store or somewhere for five minutes or so, when I come back out it will not start. It will then crank fine, but sounds like it is out of gas as it sputters when I try to start it. If it sits until the truck gets back to air temperature, it will start and run fine until I shut it off... then the problem will happen again if I try to start it to soon. I thought I had it figured out ... thinking my gas gage was off...but it will do this now even when I have just filled the tank. I am very concerned as I must take two to four, 60 mile one way trips a month to take my wife to the doctors. On a few of these trips... I thought it was never going to start... but then after a few hours of two seniors sitting in the truck in the hot Florida sun hoping and praying it would start, it would finally start as if nothing were ever wrong. One of these times it may not start.

What I Have tried:

I keep the tank full, I add dry gas and other various additives hoping that may work, I have changed the Fuel Pump Relay, and just this past Friday, I took the truck in to the local Ford dealer service department. They had the truck all day, put it through the diagnostic tests and could not find anything wrong. It repeatedly started fine for them. (I am sure it had cooled down by the time they got to it and even though they knew that it needed to get to running temperature for the problem to happen, that they did not let it run long enough, because, as soon as I drove the truck home and shut it off, it would not start)

Please let me know if you have had the same problem and how it was fixed. Thank You
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Default Re: Help Please - 2005 Ranger Edge Will Not Start when warmed up until it cools down

Welcome to FRF. When it will not start check the fuel pressure, you might have a weak fuel pump.
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