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2000 Ford Ranger wont start or turn over.

New battery and starter was bench tested and showed to be good. I hear two clicks when I turn the key. One sounds like its in the cab under the dash. The other click sounds like its under the hood. Checked battery cables and tried a different key. Anyone have any ideas?

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What is litre size of engine, automatic tranny or manual? Check the wiring circuits at the starter for voltage,use a test light, One circuit is hot all the time, the other circuit goes hot when starter relay is energized. Any testing at the starter make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set. The clicking noise may be the starter relay.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014

Testimonial: "2.5L Manual Trans. Do you know where the starter relay is? I don't have a test light and no transportation to get one."

  • David Cook
    David Cook Nov 21, 2014

    I figured out what it was. It was the Clutch Starter Safety Switch. I took my foot off the clutch pedal and it started right up.

  • jack layton
    jack layton Nov 21, 2014

    Hey man, glad you got it going your way. Before something happens again, get you a test light and digital multimeter. A basic set of tools does come in handy.

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