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Old 12-13-2010, 07:26 AM
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Default 2001 Edge won't crank

Hello everyone..
My ford ranger edge A/T has some issue right now. When I try to start it it won't even crank. Had this problem several times in the past and I suspect that somehow the starter wasn't getting any power (won't click). So I took it to the mecanic and he had a headache trying to start it. Finally he said he had to replace the starter. Replaced that and worked fine for a few months and today the problem came back. Battery is ok and there is no error in the dashboard. Is there a way I can trace down why it won't even crank? Any help would be appreciated..
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:08 AM
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Did the repair shop give you a warranty on the starter? You could check that again
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:14 AM
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That was like a year ago and I don't think they'll gonna fix it. Is there any way a can check if the starter gets its power?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:30 AM
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You can jump the starter with a screw driver. Find the contact post and touch it across. If there is no sparks or it dont do anything then work your way back up. Check the starter relay.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: 2001 Edge won't crank

^ If you do thay you take the risk of frynig your starter soleniod. It is usually mounted on the driverside fender. It should have a pos wire from the battery going to it, and another going to starter. That is what makes the "clicking" sound when the starter starts to fail... I would suggest using a multimeter or test light before using a screw driver, but if thats all you have, then that is what will have to work.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:22 PM
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I've read online about the "safety neutral switch". Do you guys think this can be the problem?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:06 PM
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if it is the neutral start switch, I think the truck would start in neutral. Try starting in neutral. Another thing you may try is the ignition relay, sometimes you can pull one of the other relays out for the horn or something and try to put it in the ignition or starter relay positions to see if its the relay.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:45 PM
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If its a standard trans you have a clutch switch and if its an automatic there is a bypass plug on the harness where the clutch switch would go.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:34 PM
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Ok. I did get some help from my brother to push the truck today. I went beneath it and hit the starter a little bit with a hammer. Got in and try to start it, nothing. Then went back under the hood and did a pull out-push in on the relays.. Still no crank. Put it in neutral a few times and still nothing, not even a click.. So I decided to keep trying, inside the car, just with the key..like trying to start it.. After like 15 minutes suddenly, it started! In 1 click..
Turn it off and one a few times with no more problem at all.

Now, because this is not the first time this happen to me, I became more concern what the problem might be. Can it be the ignition switch or a security (alarm) problem? How can I test these 2 things?

Also can you guys tell where the clutch switch is located?

Thnx in advance for your support.
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