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Old 03-01-2011, 08:03 AM
zekew64 zekew64 is offline
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Default No start condition

Hey, I've got a 1992 Ranger, 2.3 L I4 engine, 4 speed w/OD.

Here's the problem:

A few days ago, I went to start my truck and it didn't start. I checked my hardware and wiring, which was fine. However, after replacing the starter, it still wouldn't start, so I let it sit overnight. The next day, I went out to try and start it, and the wipers came on when the key was turned on; this had not happened the previous day.

What's the probable cause here? I'm thinking it might be a faulty ignition switch. Also, I had to replace some bad wiring--I had to re-wire my positive battery cable harness, because it corroded to the point it couldn't carry proper current anymore.

The fix for that was:

4 ga. battery to starter wire
10 ga. starter solenoid to starter relay (fender solenoid) wire
6 ga. with 10 ga. fusible link, starter relay (fender solenoid) to battery wire

So, what is the cause of my problem? And about how much would it take a shop to fix? Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:16 AM
zekew64 zekew64 is offline
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Default Re: No start condition

Update: I just learned from the shop that the wiring job I did wasn't right. I don't know what exactly they did, but I'll post back after looking at it.

Now, on to preventative maintainence; where, if I need OEM replacement harnesses, would be a good place to go to get them? I don't want another harness to go out and be told it isn't made anymore (I was told this by a Ford dealer in Illinois, around where my fiancee lives).

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Billie, my "sparkly" blue 1992 Ranger
SPECS: 2.3 I4; Rebuilt motor at 194,263 miles; straightened driveshaft when engine was rebuilt

FIRST MODS: 2" suspension lift and rear disc brake conversion
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