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#25 of 337 i have a 1992 ford ranger
Jan 22, 2007 (5:59 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 337 Re: i have a 1992 ford ranger [orozcocota]
Jan 22, 2007 (6:16 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 337 1995 Ford Ranger
Feb 02, 2007 (1:43 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 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [harley8]
Feb 02, 2007 (3:26 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 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech]
Feb 03, 2007 (12:44 pm)
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 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8
Feb 03, 2007 (12:50 pm)
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 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8 [harley8]
Feb 03, 2007 (4:13 pm)
What size engine is this again? I tried to find it but couldnt...
#32 of 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8 [harley8] [fordtech]
Feb 03, 2007 (4:43 pm)
Sorry 3.0 6 cyl. standerd
#33 of 337 Re: 1995 Ford Ranger [fordtech] by harley8 [harley8]
Apr 02, 2007 (4:43 pm)
I'm having what sounds like the exact same problem with my 2000 ranger (4.0L V6). Did you ever find a solution to this problem? (Starting, then sputtering and stalling out, particularly in cold weather)
#34 of 337 1994 Ford ranger Starter
Jun 16, 2007 (4:54 am)
Ok I got in the truck this morning to go to work -started the truck - the truck started but the starter did not stop trying to crank. I turned the key to the off position and the starter still ran... I attempted to pull the battery cable off but then it stopped. Did this twice before I gave up and used my wifes car to get to work. Very puzzled.... Where do I start.