Joined: Mon Aug 20th, 2018
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|I have a 2002 Ford Ranger. I bought it secondhand with a bunch of miles on it (214,000 or so). It had this issue when starting where you had to sometimes try several times. It has a 3.0L engine (and 6 cylinders).
It’s been in kept in storage for about 8 months with half a tank of fuel with no fuel stabilizer (probably not the best idea, but what’s done is done) and one battery lead unplugged. However, when I tried to start it today, it wouldn’t start at all and the lights quickly died out. Not too surprised, so I tried jump starting it, but it still wouldn’t start.
When I insert the key, this is what I get on the following dashboard warning lights:
When I turn the key to try and start the truck, I get the following dashboard warning lights (there\'s also a buzzing sound, like a CIWS point defense gun):
After speaking to the prior owner, he said it could be an issue with the fuel pump, starter, head gasket or coil pack (or is it a coral pack?). But any advice from you all would be helpful.