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93 ranger not starting, wont turn over.

Starter works on bench, solenoids are new battery good. sounds like clicking of solenoids.

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  • paulschevy2 Feb 08, 2009

    Both solutions were helpful, I'd already tried both. Even under jumpstart conditions Truck wouldn't start, so I started thinking electrical. Tracing wires I found a short in the solenoid wires, repaired same. Truck now up and running.

    Thank you all for your imput.



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Take a volt meter and put the red probe of the meter on the engine block and the black probe on the battery Negative terminal. Have somone try to crank the car. If you get a reading of over 1/2 volt, you have a bad ground from the battery to the Engine block. Check the terminals on both ends of this wire.

If the above is OK, Put the volt meter on the battery terminals. (Red to Positive) and try cranking the car. If the voltage falls well below 9.6V your battery is bad. If 9.6 V or more, you may have somthing binding in the engine. When did this car run last?

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The starter may work on the bench, but not under load while trying to start the truck. If the starter is drawing over 400 amps it burned up. The clicking you hear usually indicates a discharged battery also. There is not enough power to engage the soleniod correctly. Have the battery load tested also.

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