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Old 12-10-2010, 04:21 PM
WildlandFirefighter WildlandFirefighter is offline
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Default 1985 Ford Ranger 4x4 ignition problem

My Ranger isn't starting with the key like it should.

It will switch on the fuel pump but won't crank the makes no just you turn it and nothing happens. Just installed a new solinoid and starter so it isn't that.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:47 AM
Yrac Yrac is offline
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Default Re: 1985 Ford Ranger 4x4 ignition problem

Try hot wiring it under the hood. Could be a clutch switch but then again could be alot of things. Make sure it's in neutral and through a jumper to the starter if she turns work your way back to the switch.
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