1996 Ford Ranger • 165,000 miles

The truck was running fine until recently. I let it sit outside for a while during the winter months without starting it. The battery was dead so I jumped it. It idled fine for a bit, but as soon as I would press the clutch in, it would die. Then unable to start up again. And the dinging from the door being open was much quieter and anytime I even touched the brake or clutch, the dinging would stop while the truck was off.
January 14, 2013.

The battery sounds dead, Remove it, recharge it, have it load tested at a parts store (they will do it for free) and if it passes, then replace it and try again. I think the battery is too low for the alt to charge it.