My 1998 Ford Ranger Extend Stepside 4X4 4.0L won't start!

Asked by Nov 29, 2016 at 07:01 PM about the 1998 Ford Ranger Splash Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Ranger clicks when the key is turned! The cab lights & windows work but
nothing else happens!
Can you Help me?

5 Answers

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Check battery voltage, should be 12.4vdc, minimum. If battery is good and still won't turn over, check all battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight. If all cables are ok, check for voltage at the starter solenoid small terminal. If voltage is present and still no crank, replace starter

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Sounds like a weak battery. You probably need a new one. Have it tested.

We replaced the battery cables & the battery is charged.

5,845

Then proceed to next step, check voltage signal at the starter solenoid. Be careful do not assume battery is good just because you changed it, check for proper voltage. 90% of the time the problem is the battery, dirty, corroded or loose battery cables

61,445

Have the starter checked,

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