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1998 ford ranger clicks once everytime I turn the key to start. battery and alternator have been checked. starts sometimes not others

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Replace your starter, starting to go bad, sooner or later will not start engine any more, hope this was helpful.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • bdalton1956 Aug 20, 2010

    Just got under it and can wiggle the wire to the starter, could this be the whole problem or do I still need to replace the starter?

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