Question about 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab
When I try to start my truck its like there is a dead battery. Checked battery and its fine. after I try to start the truck, all electrical goes out for a few seconds. after a few seconds electrical is good. I can hear a clicking sound coming from a relay box under steering wheel. twice I have gotten the truck engine to turn over and start. once I was tapping on this relay box. I've been told that it might be the starter, any ideas?
Try tapping on the starter motor when someone is turnning the key over,be carefull you need to set emergency brake and block the wheels if you have to get underneath,if it starts replace the starter
Posted on Mar 22, 2014
The very first thing you want to check is that the battery connections are clean and tight! If that does not solve your problem, check where the ground cable attaches to the engine. This does not sound like a starter problem, (that would be a long shot), so check other connections first. You might have the battery load tested... NOT just for voltage.
Posted on Mar 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
no starter relay is always at the fuse relay box at the engine compartment. The relay that you hear is the relay for the accessories to turn off the power during starting position.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
close, there is an emergeny fuel shutoff switch hidden in the trunk of these things burried under the carpeting, you probably have something resting on it OR water got on it and is shorting it out, my friend had a 92 taurus 3L and the switch was in the trunk, 14 inches off the trunk floor on the drivers side wall, should be a small **** in the carpeting you can push your finger through and feel it.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
Here's a maybe answer. You keep changing the starters and testing things and it's not working, here's something you might want to consider.
It might be the ignition switch itself. IE where you put the key in, you said you turn the key and nothing happens. I would suggest that it might be the ignition switch. But since i don't like ford to much i wouls suggest this as a maybe only, not to familiar with ford. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 01, 2010
Hello. My name is Mike,
Let me see if I can help you. When starting a car and you hear a click every time your try to start it, most the times it is only a couple issues to cause this. Number one and most common is the connection (wire) from the battery to the starter / solenoid is not getting a good connection which means, when you turn the key it is breaking the 12 volt circuit to trigger the solenoid which then triggers the starter to start the motor. Now, sense you say you have a good battery and you can start the car with jumping it, this tells me, it most likely is not the starter. In process of elimination there is only two things left where this problem lies.
Number one: Make sure the cable-wire (ground and positive) that goes from your battery down to your starter is clean and the connections on both ends are tight.
Number two: The second and only other place that normally would cause this based on your symptoms and the fact you can jump it, is the solenoid is not working correctly that is part of the starter. Most cases if this is the case, you would have to replace the starter.
I hope this helped you, and if you can rate my free advice accordingly, Thanks Mike from Fixya
Posted on Sep 19, 2011
SOURCE: truck won't start key turns get a click out of fuse panel checked breaker good battery test good power going to panel not to starter checked wire off battery to starter good Is their another bre
make sure all grounds are clean and area of metal that ground wire's bolt to are clean and rust free if that check's out ok there could be a break in a wire going to the starter and most starter's have two wire's going to them and those both need to have power going to them one drop's off when key is turned to starting mode volt meter work's good for this or test light or the starter could be bad
Posted on Mar 04, 2012
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