hi guys. new here, need some help figuring out what’s wrong with my 98 ranger. automatic trans, rebuilt last year. over the summer i’ve replaced the battery and the alternator. oh, the radiator too, though why that would matter i don’t know. believe it’s the 4 cylinder, 2 wheel drive.
without any rhyme or obvious reason, sometimes it won’t start. always after driving somewhere then parking. like after i go get groceries then go to return home. sometimes when i’m parking it’ll stall out too.
electronics and ac come on when i turn the key, but no mechanical sounds at all. headlights aren’t dimmed when i turn the key or anything. no clicks, no starter trying to rev, nothing. check engine light is not on. recently got it inspected (state inspection) and had the battery tested during an oil change at walmart. no problems found.
i discovered over the weekend that if i shift it into neutral and roll it a foot, come to a full stop, return to park, and try to start it, it works like nothing is wrong.
i have no idea what this could be. any one got any ideas?