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Old 07-06-2011, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: '89 Ranger - Will need lots of TLC

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How many volts are needed to close the solenoid?
Generally around 12V
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 AM
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Generally around 12V
That's what I would expect. It's strange that it would reach close to 11V without me turning the key to "start"; I'm surprised it doesn't activate the circuit.

With the constant clicking in the EEC relay and now the blinker sound in the cab, I'm thinking it must be shorting somewhere/exposed wires.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:42 AM
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YAY!

The clicking in the cab and the EEC relay was from me not realizing I had the hazards on.

After prodding the engine with an ohmmeter, I finally figured something was off; I wasn't getting a circuit through the engine block and ground on the battery. Although, I thought I was sure I was grounded because I prodded the starter with the ohmmeter... but, who knows because I've done a lot of testing and didn't take notes.

So, the culprit? The stupid strap that grounds the battery to the chassis. The connection on the truck body was corroded. After I cleaned and sanded that a bit, the truck fired right up. It only took me close to five hours to find it . At least I learned a lot about the electrical system in the process.

Thanks psychopete and ranger302 for the time you took to help me out--I truly appreciate it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:50 AM
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Really good to hear that man, thats great news! Stick around the forums, you know where to go if you need any more help
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:09 AM
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Really good to hear that man, thats great news! Stick around the forums, you know where to go if you need any more help
I sure will. I will need more help/ideas in the future =) Hopefully, I can also answer some questions for others as well.
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