2006 Ford Ranger FX4 - 124k. I’ve been having problems starting my truck after I drive it — get it to the normal operating temperature — turn it off and try and start it 15 min. to 2 hrs. later. This only really happens when it’s cold (usually below 40 degrees).
When the engine starts, it will sputter a bit and stall. Sometimes it will take 2 to 6 tries before it starts and revs properly. If I start the truck in the morning, it starts great. If I leave the truck to cool off, once again it starts fine. It’s never left me stranded and the truck runs like a top (no loss of power, mpg, etc.) other than this problem.
When I brought it to my mechanic last winter he thought it was the fuel pump going bad, but wasn’t 100% certain. I decided to wait and see if it went away with warmer weather, and sure enough it did. But with winter in full swing, the problem has returned.
Has anyone ever had this problem, or have a solid idea of what it could be? Thanks for the help!