Re: Minnesota 1995 Ford Ranger will not crank
Originally Posted by ranger95
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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