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Old 11-26-2016, 12:43 PM
Jwellma Jwellma is offline
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Default Troubleshooting 2001 starting problems

My 01 ford ranger has quit starting. It will not crank at all. I can jump it and let it run and it will idle just fine. Even when i give it gas in park it seems fine. When i put it in gear and start to accelerate it will immediately die. Then it is back to not cranking. It also died the second i turned on the hazard lights so i thought alternator.

I have taken out the alternator and got it tested. It is fine. I figured if it was battery related it would be ok after i jumped it and let it charge. And if it was fuel pump related i would think it would at least try to crank. Any ideas?
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Troubleshooting 2001 starting problems

Could be a bad or flaky cell in the battery or corroded battery cables.
I would certainly check all of your cable connections on the battery, alternator, starter and etc to ensure they
are tight and not loose or corroded.

I had a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX that had almost the same symptoms and it ended up being a flaky battery.
Ever since that day I use one of these every so often to check the health of my batteries:

Solar Battery Tester
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Troubleshooting 2001 starting problems

^^ X2 on the battery or terminal connections
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