1999 Ford Ranger Repair Question
Ford Ranger Ignition switch Problem
possible ignition switch or neutral saftey switch
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unplug the RED LT/BLU wire on the strter solenoid, connect a test light to that wire and try starting the engine with the ignition switch. The testlight should come on (if the ignition switch is working properly).
Secondly, you should quickly jumper the unplugged terminal on the solenoid (the one where the RED LT/BLU wire was connected) with the terminal where the battery cable connects to the solenoid (this simulates turning the ignition switch to the ON position); the starter should operate as long as the jumper is in place.
If the starter works when you lumer it, but not when you turn the key; replace the solenoid.
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