1997 Ranger 4L, 4X4, Auto trans. Ok I got stuck in a snow drift and ever since, the truck would not start in the cold morning. First morning it would not start, I placed a heat lamp on the bell housing, after about 4 hours it started up. I drove it for 6-7 miles and let it warm up good. Next morn same problem, It will just click. Put new terminals on battery and left it in a heated shop for 6 hours, then drove it home. Next morn same problem. I drove 115 miles one way to get a $100 starter, put it on, same problem, next morning. I put in a new $75 battery and still would not start. I then found that this truck has 2 solenoids, 1 on starter and 1 on fender well, I tapped the one on the fender and it started and I drove to work. So I bought the one on the fender well on my way to work and put it on during my lunch break, I work evenings and put it on at 8pm. When I got off at 12:30am it would not start, it was undeer 10F. I tapped and fiddled with the solenoid and it finally started. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe the problem is upstream of the solenoid, maybe the ignition switch, I just don't know. Ray
Last edited by raygun; 01-05-2010 at 12:41 AM.