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Old 04-12-2010, 08:12 PM
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Default 1993 ford ranger starting issues

ok i just bought a 1993 ford ranger 4x4 4.0l v6 5 speed single cab extended bed and the day after i bought it the starter stopped working it doesnt even make a sound when i turn the key and i have no idea where to look i havent taken the starter in yet but it worked perfectly fine when i started the car on my way to breakfast but when my girlfriend and i came out to leave nothing happened so i have been push starting it also there is a lag when i let off the gas and then the truck jolts maybe u joints idk anyone know what my problem could be
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:25 AM
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ok i just bought a 1993 ford ranger 4x4 4.0l v6 5 speed single cab extended bed and the day after i bought it the starter stopped working it doesnt even make a sound when i turn the key and i have no idea where to look i havent taken the starter in yet but it worked perfectly fine when i started the car on my way to breakfast but when my girlfriend and i came out to leave nothing happened so i have been push starting it also there is a lag when i let off the gas and then the truck jolts maybe u joints idk anyone know what my problem could be
Clean your battery cables 1st and try that before you do anything else! thats always my problem. And yes check your u-joints
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: 1993 ford ranger starting issues

thanks i will do that today
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:25 AM
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Default Re: 1993 ford ranger starting issues

ok i tried to clean the battery cables and nothing happens i can push start the car and have been able to do that thats how i drive it every day but i dont know if its the switch that gets pushed when i push the clutch in to start it the starter the starter solenoid the terminals that hook up to the starter idk its a mess i dont know where to start i am probably going to have my starter bench tested today so i will see i can get the starter rebuilt for 40 bucks so i kind of am hoping it is the starter and not anything else
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:32 PM
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ok i tried to clean the battery cables and nothing happens i can push start the car and have been able to do that thats how i drive it every day but i dont know if its the switch that gets pushed when i push the clutch in to start it the starter the starter solenoid the terminals that hook up to the starter idk its a mess i dont know where to start i am probably going to have my starter bench tested today so i will see i can get the starter rebuilt for 40 bucks so i kind of am hoping it is the starter and not anything else
Its ether the starter or the solenoid then.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:40 PM
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Default Re: 1993 ford ranger starting issues

i know on my old truck i had the same problem. ended up being i needed a new starter. but my friend told me i just needed to look at the solenoid on the starter. maybe you could check that out.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: 1993 ford ranger starting issues

it was the clutch safety switch just a damn piece of plastic thanks for your help
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