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2005 Ranger Edge Starting Troubles...

I've had this trouble for about 4 years now (used to happen 1once a month or so) and when Ford checked it out they never found anything and it always started. It's now happening so often, it only starts maybe once a week. I've replaced the starer, had battery voltage/amps checked, neutral safety switch is fine/aligned ok, cables ok, etc. I go to start it and I can see I have full battery/amps (by testing it too), hear the relay in the passenger kickpanel click, but the starter doesn't click or spin at all. Sometimes if I try starting it over and over again like 50 times, it may start. Others, it has to sit for a week or two. I've checked everything I can. Truck only has 41K miles on it. Ready to trade the POS in and buy foreign car now, but really dont want to.

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    I belive that the 2005 Ford Ranger starter has the solenoid attached (like a GM starter does). There is no seperate solenoid on the firewall, it's all intregal with the starter motor. Anyone else have any suggestions? Anyone have a wiring diagram maybe? That would help a ton!



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I have had my '05 Ranger for about two weeks. Everything worked fine. Went out to drive to town and it wouldn't start. Worked the clutch a few times and nothing, turned the key off and back on and pushed the clutch in again and it started. I figured it was the clutch safety switch. Went to town to get one on Saturday afternoon and couldn't find one. Bought a Haynes book and came home and started trouble shooting planning on bypassing the switch with a jump wire temporarily. Located the proper wires and nothing happened. After further checking I have power coming out of the start wire from the start switch but I do not get power to the clutch switch. Jumped a power wire to the clutch switch and it started right up. According to the book the only place power goes after leaving the start switch is to the clutch switch or to the RAP module. But this truck shouldn't have a RAP module on it as it does not have power door locks and as far as I know they are tied in with the RAP module through the keyless remote. So I am lost.

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Hello im sorry to here that i read what you replaced but i dont see anything about a bad starter solenoid wich is mounted on your inside wall off your pass fender ford solenoids have a mind of there own on the solenoid you will see your ignition wire connection marked i pull it off slowly to feel if it is to loose if it is lightly close slightly with pliers so you get a tighter fit if you havnt replaced the solenoid i would clean all contacts to it including were it mounts for a good ground goodluck

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