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#23 of 345 Ford Ranger Won't Start
Jan 13, 2007 (3:55 pm)
I have a 1991 Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder, manual transmission. It will not start. When key is turned, it will click one time. It did this a month ago. Put in new battery, had starter tested at Autozone. Starter was ok. After putting starter back in, I jumped the solonoid and it started. Then it started every time until now. Now it has quit again. Same symptoms. Has new battery, cables are clean and connected well, starter is ok. When key is turned, it will click once, that is it. I can jump the solonoid and nothing happens. I thought is solonoid was bad, then jumping it would tell me because it would start, but it doesn't. Any ideas on what my problem is??? Note: I can push it off and crank it, so it is definetly an electrical problem.
#24 of 345 Re: Ford Ranger Won't Start [mosleygh]
Jan 19, 2007 (4:13 pm)
When you say you are jumping the solenoid, are you jumping from large post to large post, or are you just puting a screw driver between the little post and big one? Some of them solenoids its pretty hard to get from big post to big post. I would use a set of jumper cables to help you here. Run the negative between the block and battery. Then connect the positive up, and touch it to the starter side of the solenoid. If you are jumping it correctly and nothing is happening check to make sure your starter is tight,and the mating surface between the starter and block are clean. I have seen oil leaks make for a hard start some times.
One thing to remember. When autozone tests your starter. Its a no load test. Meaning if you are having problems with bad bearings in your starter it wont show up there. I would pull the starter again, and hold the gear in the nose, and shake it. If you hear a clunking sound, its not a good sound. You need to replace that starter, the bearings have gone bad. You can also just look at the bearings in the nose and see if there is alot of play there as well.
One more thing. Is the positive cable getting warm to the touch when you are jumping the solenoid?
If so I would also do a touch inspection on the ENTIRE length of the battery-to-starter positive cable. If it has rubbed on the exhaust or frame in a hard to see place, you wont notice it, but it will ground out the starter every time.
Electricity chooses the path of least resistance, and that starter is a huge resistor when engaging the flywheel.
#25 of 345 i have a 1992 ford ranger
Jan 22, 2007 (4:59 pm)
when i try to start my truck i just clicks and other times it starts right up so i replaced the starter relay. with the car shut off i connect the red-black wire to the battery it turns over and acts like it wants to start but when you use the key it just clicks. then i replaced the starter solenoid and the truck does the same thing can you help
#26 of 345 Re: i have a 1992 ford ranger [orozcocota]
Jan 22, 2007 (5:16 pm)
If your solenoid is just clicking, then you need to charge the battery or replace it. I would take to whatever battery store you use, and have them charge it.
You need 100 amp hours to fully charge a completely discharged battery. So to figure out what you think you need, if you charge a battery at 2amps for 8 hours that is 16 amp hours. The faster you charge a battery the faster you wear it out. A fast charge (over 20amps) will cause the lead plates to vibrate and shake off material, and you risk overheating the battery and boiling out electrolyte.
If your solenoid is clicking, I would say you probably need atleast 10-20 amp hours. So if you take it to wally world, and have them charge it on slow charge (2A), leave it with them for atleast 5hrs or all day. Then have them test it for you with a load. Have them burn off the top charge though, otherwise it will test wrong. They can do that by connecting it to a car with jumper cables and turning the lights and fan on in the car for about 10-20sec.
#27 of 345 1995 Ford Ranger
Feb 02, 2007 (12:43 pm)
Will not start. The truck is getting spark, Gas, etc. We have replaced the crank sensor and coil pack. You can hear the fuel pump as soon as you turn the key on. What's up ?
#28 of 345 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [harley8]
Feb 02, 2007 (2:26 pm)
So how do you know its getting gas? Can it fill a quart jar in less than 30sec? How bout checking compression?
Check your air filter... IAC might have a problem, can you pull the plugs and they are wet?
#29 of 345 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech]
Feb 03, 2007 (11:44 am)
can you pull the plugs and they are wet? Dry
How bout checking compression? I put my finger in the plug hole and turned it over (it blows my finger out pretty good) :o)
Can it fill a quart jar in less than 30sec? Pressure release valve (fu le)under the hood you open it and gas comes out, it real good
#30 of 345 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8
Feb 03, 2007 (11:50 am)
When this first started... The truck would just die. You would let it sit and try again it would start. Then it would just die.Let it sit. Then it would start. Then it died and has never started again ?
#31 of 345 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8 [harley8]
Feb 03, 2007 (3:13 pm)
What size engine is this again? I tried to find it but couldnt...
#32 of 345 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8 [harley8] [fordtech]
Feb 03, 2007 (3:43 pm)
Sorry 3.0 6 cyl. standerd