ranger truck was cranking ok until i installed a new alternator and now it will not crank.

60

Asked by Feb 13, 2017 at 02:33 PM about the 2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: General

2003 ranger 2.3l 16v

8 Answers

76,815

Make sure the battery connections are clean and tight. Charge the battery or get a boost.

7,385

Charge battery. Replacing alternator will charge battery when is running but battery is probably dead due to the old alternator not charging.

73,795

Check to see if the alternator is working, it is possible it is not. If you have a digital multi-meter set it on DCV and check at the battery when the vehicle is running and see what the voltage is. You should be reading 13.7 to 14.5 DCV if it is charging. Also if you have a bad battery it may not be taking a charge. Should have the battery checked unless you know the battery is good.

60

new battery alternator check out ok turn key to crank and nothing will not turn over all gauges are working.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
73,795

Then you need to do some checking. Make sure the ground wire both ends are clean and tight, and the battery cables in good shape. Then you would need to check that there is power going threw the small wire on the starter solenoid when someone is turning the key. This energizes the solenoid for the starter to work.

60

is the starter solenoid located on the starter 2.3l 16v 2003 ranger

73,795

Yes it is.

7,385

If in parking, try in neutral position. If still nothing, check battery voltage, it should be minimum 12.4. Check the battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight. If cables are ok, check voltage signal at the starter solenoid as you try to start it. If no voltage present at the solenoid small terminal, check the relay in fuse box

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 5,554 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,380
  • #2
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    850
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,325 Great Deals out of 184,536 listings starting at $699
Used Toyota Tacoma
634 Great Deals out of 43,277 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
279 Great Deals out of 31,655 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Frontier
354 Great Deals out of 21,682 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,132 Great Deals out of 167,426 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 Great Deals out of 1,205 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Dakota
123 Great Deals out of 3,756 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500
362 Great Deals out of 10,960 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Canyon
124 Great Deals out of 13,139 listings starting at $3,322
Used Jeep Wrangler
305 Great Deals out of 16,323 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
46 Great Deals out of 1,766 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford Mustang
712 Great Deals out of 38,332 listings starting at $895
Used GMC Sierra 1500
888 Great Deals out of 65,681 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tundra
469 Great Deals out of 32,492 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
368 Great Deals out of 44,898 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 829 listings starting at $4,988
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 501 listings starting at $4,495
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 339 listings starting at $4,200
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 430 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 294 listings starting at $3,395

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.