Question about 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab
1997 ford ranger 4x4 2.3 V6 / Truck started fine this morning / temperature below freezing / tried starting a few hours ago and only hear an awful high pitched grating sound when turning the ignition to start / doesnt turn motor over. Tried tapping the starter and the solenoid / nothing... Any help?
Check your battery first. Cold weather does horrible things to car batteries... if it's more of a grinding sound I would say that your starter gear is bad. I believe they call it a ring gear? I had a similar problem with a kushman scooter that I use to deliver snowcones through the neighborhoods. It has teeth that need to engage and if those teeth have been grinded down it will have a hard time engaging....
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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