Dazed and Confused
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Re: 2000 ford ranger won't start when hot!!
Several possible issues, since it's been running when it does this, things like the range selector switch can probably be ignored for now. I'd look at running voltage and verify you have continuity across the starting relay when it's energized. If you're getting better than 13.5 volts and you're getting a strong signal to the starter, you will probably need to get your starter checked. Since the starting solenoid is integral to the starter, often times, age and heat may make it act sluggish.
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