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I have a 1990 ford ranger and have lost all power. No headlights, no turn signals, no radio, no nothing. it happened over night with no warning. This truck has the voltage regulator on the altinator both tested fine. Starter soleniod replaced all fuses look fine. Battery tested as well and is fine. When this happened I turned the key on and jumped the truck with the starter solenoid to get it home but will not start like that anymore. If anyone has any help please forward Thanks

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Pull on the fusible links at the starter solenoid on the inner fender,one may be corroded or blown.

Posted on May 22, 2017

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SOURCE: Truck turning-over when jumping battery

if you replace the alternator im sure it will be fine while your driving the battery is not getting charged so thats the only thing that it could be

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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sounds like solenoid is shorted to ground internally

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Truck wont start just clicks.

either a bad body ground,or your tranny is locked up,did it run good before you shut it off?

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SOURCE: turn the key and nothing happens

check the neutral safty switch, if this is bad it will not start in park. put it ineutral and see if it starts. if so switch is bad. also the vehicles made lately have a switch in back of brake pedal witch means brake has to be pressed to start car. check safety switch first.

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Hi,
The Alternator is JUNK, sorry.
Regards,DT

Posted on May 18, 2011

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