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Truck won't start, lights, gauges, radio works, loud clicking ( like a woodpecker ) noise coming from down under engine area

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I have a 91 ford ranger with a 2.9 v6 that was doing the same thing... try replacing the hot wire that runs from your battery to your cellonoid on the fender wall its your red wire.... that fixed mine

good luck

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YOUR STARTER MAY HAVE WENT BAD OR YOUR BATTERY CONNECTION HAVE TOO MUCH CORROSION TO ALLOW ENOUGH CURRENT TO START THE VEHICLE

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Sounds like your starter has a dead spot. time to replace. you can try to get it going by having someone hold the key in the start position and tapping the starter with a small hammer. Just make sure the truck is in park and has the hand brake on for safety. If this works, you just saved a tow charge.

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