Men, I need help, can't keep her starting
I got my 1997 RANGER 4.0, 4x4 Auto, stuck in a snow drift Christmas Eve. since then it will not start in the early morn temperatures. I have had a heat lamp on it and got it to start, then thawed it out in a heated shop for 6 hours, changed the starter, battery, solenoid on fender well, terminals to battery. Then when I went to leave work at 10deg. it would not start. I took a jumper wire from the battery straight to the ignition side of the solenoid and same thing ""Click"" ""Click"", as I held it there for a while it turned over and started. Why with everything new, it still does not want to start when it's below zero? I questioned the voltage from ignition switch to solenoid, but once I took direct power from battery to solenoid, I then knew that wasn't the problem. Please offer up some advice. I'm down to the one vehicle for the whole family.