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Old 09-16-2010, 05:16 AM
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Default Minnesota 1995 Ford Ranger will not crank

My truck is a 2WD with 2.3 motor and 5 speed manual transmission.

I tried to start it yesterday and it will not crank. I thought that the battery might be dead, so I charged up the battery and cleaned the battery cables. The head lights came on and seemed to be bright. The battery is about 1 year old, so I do not expect it to be the problem. I swapped a battery from my other car and it did help the problem, so the battery does not seem to be the problem.

I cleaned the starter solenoid switch. When I try to start, it clicks once each time I turn the key. The starter does not crank or turn over the motor at all. It worked fine two days ago.

When it stops raining, I will remove the cables to the starter and clean them.

How to test for a bad starter solenoid switch?

How to test for a bad clutch switch?

How to test for a bad starter?

Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Minnesota 1995 Ford Ranger will not crank

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My truck is a 2WD with 2.3 motor and 5 speed manual transmission.

I tried to start it yesterday and it will not crank. I thought that the battery might be dead, so I charged up the battery and cleaned the battery cables. The head lights came on and seemed to be bright. The battery is about 1 year old, so I do not expect it to be the problem. I swapped a battery from my other car and it did help the problem, so the battery does not seem to be the problem.

I cleaned the starter solenoid switch. When I try to start, it clicks once each time I turn the key. The starter does not crank or turn over the motor at all. It worked fine two days ago.

When it stops raining, I will remove the cables to the starter and clean them.

How to test for a bad starter solenoid switch?

How to test for a bad clutch switch?

How to test for a bad starter?

Thanks for any help.
"starter solenoid switch" is the wrong terminology. You have a starter solenoid attached to the starter. you have a fender relay/solenoid in the engine compartment. if you jump the fender relay and it starts you have either a bad fender relay or an issue with your "starter control circuit.....ie, ignition switch, clutch positioning switch, anti theft?

a multimeter and a haynes manual/diagram will help you to see where you have power......
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:35 PM
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"starter solenoid switch" is the wrong terminology. You have a starter solenoid attached to the starter. you have a fender relay/solenoid in the engine compartment. if you jump the fender relay and it starts you have either a bad fender relay or an issue with your "starter control circuit.....ie, ignition switch, clutch positioning switch, anti theft?

a multimeter and a haynes manual/diagram will help you to see where you have power......
Thanks for your assistance.

I was not sure of the terminology so I went to an auto parts web site and this was the terminology that they used for the part. My son took off the starter and found that the braided wire from the solenoid to the starter had rusted away and this is causing my problem. I will look at replacing the braided wire or getting a rebuild done on the starter or buying a new one.
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