my 2008 ford ranger won't start. i replaced the battery and it just clicks when i try to start it

Asked by Jan 21, 2013 at 09:40 AM about the 2008 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2008 ford ranger won't start. i replaced the battery and it still won't start.it just clicks when i turn the ignition on

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Have you checked your starter ?

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i've had same issue check cables and / or connectors first . mine was the neg connection.

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Make sure that all contacts on the starter solenoid are clean and tight. The solenoid can be found on the fender wall next to (or close by ) the battery. If every thing is good, I would replace the solenoid ( the part that is clicking ). You can also find it by following your red cable back to the fender wall. Remember that the solenoid must also have a good ground by mounting it firmly. As a rule of thumb on all Ford products, you will ware out 2 or 3 solenoids pr starter.

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Did you check the alternator? Mine did the same thing, just clicked. Turned out to be the alternator.

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Cheap first: Battery cables and connections, then usually auto zone or oreillys will check alternator and starter for free.

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