1988 Ford Ranger Pickup, Why won't it start? (electical Problem)?
Hello everyone. I'm having a problem starting my 1988 Ford Ranger (Manual, 2.1L i think, 2x4). This problem has persisted some, but it seemed intermittent at the time.
When I go to start my truck, I first turn the ignition to accessory, in which i see dash lights, my headlights work etc. I go to actually turn it on, I hear a small tick (like a switch or something) then everything goes dead. I bring back the key try again, nothing happens on the accessory, no lights nada! I've checked the battery that is fine. I've replaced the Ignition soleinoid (because last time it did this, i replaced it and it worked fine). It's been sitting for 2 weeks and i've tryed getting it to run on random times. After a while, the thing "resets" itself somehow and i do get Accessory dash lights and such, but no ignition and it goes dead again after an attempt. I got it running this morning (finally). I turned it off , back on again, but the 3rd time, it failed. What could be wrong with my ignition system?