I have a 1995 Ford Ranger, manual shift. It always starts when cold, but sometimes – very sporadic – it will not start after I’ve gone somewhere. This has happened maybe 8 times over the past 18 months or so. Always, after sitting a while, it starts right up as though nothing happened. Several months ago I left it with a mechanic for an entire week, but he could never get it to act up. Of course.
In browsing through these discussions, I’ve seen the “starter/clutch interlock switch” mentioned. Here is my question, though. Would the starter still crank if that was the problem? or does that switch stop the starter from engaging?
When mine acts up, the starter cranks, the engine turns over … it just acts like it’s not getting fuel. Is that a starter/clutch interlock switch issue? Or something else?
Thank you for any insight anyone can offer.