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Q: 2004 Ford Ranger cranking, but not starting

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My car attempts to crank, but won't start.

A: A crank, but no start condition can be caus...

A crank, but no start condition can be caused by many things. Depending on how strong or weak the vehicle is cranking, the no-start condition can be caused by a low battery, a problem with the fuel system, or even a problem with the ignition or engine management system. As a problem like this can sometimes be difficult to diagnose yourself, I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, properly diagnose the vehicle’s no-start condition to ensure that the correct repairs are made.

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