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Old 04-06-2011, 12:53 PM
moxie rhea moxie rhea is offline
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Default Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

Hi, my 2002 ford ranger broke down five miles from my house. I have determined that its the starter but i need to get it home.Is there a way to mickey mouse it enough to get it home. Thank you for your time.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

I dont get how the starter failing would have caused your truck to break down..???

I would suggest towing it home or pushing it if you had to!

what exactly happend, you were driving, it died? cut out? something went boom?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

Your post is confusing as fuck.

What exactly will you do to "mickey mouse it" home?
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

If you've got some good friends (I don't mean just somebody that you know and tell everybody he/she is your friend, I mean an actual friend/s) you could just push it. 5 miles isn't that far. And it's good exercise, especially if theirs a hill.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

I stopped at a store and it wont start back up. It clicks like its the battery but its a new battery and all of my lights work. I also tried to jump it but it wouldn't start. Im just trying to get it started to get it home (and to make sure its the starter and not the engine seized up) so i need some way to get it home. I just moved to a new town 7 states from home, so im kinda on my own. I just need to get it home, then i can change the starter or do anything else i need to do.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

Get a jump start. connect the cables straight to the donor cars battery and ground the - cable to a chassis ground on your truck. Let the other car idle for a few minutes then try it out.

A new battery don't mean nothing if it's discharged and headlights aren't an indication of a battery that's capable of cranking an engine.
When you get it home find out what's draining your battery.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

I also tried to jump it but it wouldn't start
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:22 PM
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

You are going to need a tow, but it kinda sounds more like the alternator took a crap if your new battery is dead to. Or your battery has a bad cell and died as well.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

get another truck and tow strap

and pull it hope u dont get ticketed
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

new battery, clicks like its dead, but lights still work. Well im assuming they are not dim. So maybe it could be a solenoid or relay, maybe bad connection. test the battery first though.
As far as getting it home call in a tow, or ask people, or push it 5 miles lol.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Broke down five miles for home, need to mickey mouse home its the starter.

If it is a standard, push start it.
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