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Old 09-20-2010, 01:33 PM
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Default 04 ranger will not start

Hello everyone, i am working on a buddies truck right now and it will not start.

it is a 2004 Ranger xlt 4.0 SOHC with the 5 speed manual transmission.

when you go to start it you can hear the relay click but there is nothing, not even an attempt to turn over.

I replaced the relay with a known good one and still nothing but clicks.

Went and had the battery checked, it check out bad so we bought a new battery and still nothing but clicks.

We can get it to roll start just fine and after it has started it can be shut down then restarted via the ignition but if it sits to long it will not start again.

It can not be jumped either.

Thank you for your help
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:41 PM
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Test the starter?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: 04 ranger will not start

Brings me to my next question. That is a tight engine bay how do you access the starter to pull it out? how many bolts should be holding it onto the bell housing?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:43 PM
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3 and u access it from under the truck. A lot easier then going from the top

the bolts will be like a triangle pattern
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: 04 ranger will not start

also check the solenoid and ALL fuses...inside the cab and under the hood
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:52 PM
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3 and u access it from under the truck. A lot easier then going from the top

the bolts will be like a triangle pattern
okay thank you. I am used to working with live axles so the lack of room with the IFS will be interesting. But I will pull it out and report back if it tests good or not.

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also check the solenoid and ALL fuses...inside the cab and under the hood
Where is the solenoid located as well as how do you test it?

The fuses look good nothing popped/blown.

Also there is no CEL or anything while running so its not tripping anything in the computer.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:55 PM
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Solenoid is mounted on top of the starter

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:04 PM
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okay I was not sure since some are mounted separately. Thank you a bunch. Will update as soon as I get everything pulled and tested.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: 04 ranger will not start

Just found out that he has the extended drivetrain warranty so he took it to the dealership. Saves me the work I guess.

Thank you all for your help.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:52 PM
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Nice

be sure to let us know what they find out.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:18 AM
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So far they said it was the relay (which they called back about an hour later and said it was not that- well duh already determined that....)
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: 04 ranger will not start

20 bucks its the clutch pedal position switch
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