My Ranger was doing something similar only sometimes it would die while in use. It turned out toBefore I can get it to start I must shift in and out of park or neutral 5 or more times before it will acknowledge it is ready to be started. It just began doing this a few weeks ago and is getting worse. Does anyone have advise on this? Thanks
be the ignition switch. I found out by accident when my dog touched the key, it died. So, the trouble
with it starting then dying when I put it in gear was the slight jolt was just enough to break the
circuit in the ignition. Got a new switch off Amazon and replaced it. Has never done it since.
You can check yours by starting it, the jiggle the key a little. It shouldn't die.